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kammaṭṭhāna {pi}

Pāḷi; √ kammaṭṭhāna
alt. sp.: IPA: kəmməʈʈʰɑːn̪ə, Velthuis: kamma.t.thaana, readable: kammat't'haana, simple: kammatthana
translation ~:
khmer: កម្មដ្ឋាន
thai: กมฺมฏฺฐาน
sinhal.: කම්මට්ඨාන
burm.: ကမ္မဋ္ဌာန


[dic] kammaṭṭhāna (kammatthana)

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ATI Glossary

kammaṭṭhāna: Literally, “basis of work” or “place of work.” The word refers to the “occupation” of a meditating monk: namely, the contemplation of certain meditation themes by which the forces of defilement (kilesa), craving (taṇhā), and ignorance (avijjā) may be uprooted from the mind. In the ordination procedure, every new monk is taught five basic kammaṭṭhāna that form the basis for contemplation of the body: hair of the head (kesā), hair of the body (lomā), nails (nakhā), teeth (dantā), and skin (taco). By extension, the kammaṭṭhāna include all the forty classical meditation themes. Although every meditator may be said to engage in kammaṭṭhāna, the term is most often used to identify the particular Thai forest tradition lineage that was founded by Phra Ajaan Mun and Phra Ajaan Sao. [ more ]


Buddhist Dictionary

by late Ven. Nyanalokita Thera:

kammaṭṭhāna:1) lit. 'working-ground' (i.e. for meditation), is the term in the Commentary for 'subjects of meditation'; see bhāvanā.


PTS Dictionary

by the Pali Text Society:


Glossary Thanissaro

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Illustrated Glossary of Pāli Terms

by Ven. Varado Maha Thera:

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Glossary various Teacher

kammaṭṭhāna: meditation object


See also

Suttas and Dhammadesanā

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Appendix: This term, as a designation for the meditation exercises (bhāvanā), is found only in the Commentary. In the Suttas the word is only used in a concrete sense for 'field of activity or occupation', as agriculture, trade, etc.
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