Translation - Help

A discussion on all aspects of Theravāda Buddhism

Translation - Help

Postby chethinie » Thu Apr 03, 2014 9:53 am

What is the Direct English translation of the Pali word Brahmachari? Does this Pali word have other synonym words in Pali as well?
chethinie
 
Posts: 29
Joined: Mon Jan 13, 2014 6:42 pm
Location: Brussels, Belgium

Re: Translation - Help

Postby culaavuso » Thu Apr 03, 2014 4:24 pm

The Pali-English Dictionary defines brahmacariya as:

Pali-English Dictionary wrote:a term (not in the strictly Buddhist sense) for observance of vows of holiness, particularly of chastity: good & moral living (brahmaŋ cariyaŋ brahmāṇaŋ vā cariyaŋ=brahmacariyaŋ KhA 151); esp. in Buddh. sense the moral life, holy life, religious life, as way to end suffering, Vin i.12, 19, renouncing the world, study of the Dhamma


It also says it's a compound of brahma and cariya

Brahma is defined as:

Pali-English Dictionary wrote:the supreme good; as a buddhistic term used in a sense different from the brahmanic (save in controversy with Brahmans); a state like that of Brahmā (or Brahman)


While cariya is defined as:

Pali-English Dictionary wrote:conduct, behaviour, state of, life of.
culaavuso
 
Posts: 1173
Joined: Sat Jan 11, 2014 8:27 pm

Re: Translation - Help

Postby chethinie » Fri Apr 04, 2014 8:48 am

Thank you Very much !
chethinie
 
Posts: 29
Joined: Mon Jan 13, 2014 6:42 pm
Location: Brussels, Belgium


Return to General Theravāda discussion

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: dhammapal and 13 guests