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Ok, noob here, what exactly does Dhammic mean anyways?

Postby orangejuicecampfire » Thu Aug 30, 2012 3:42 am

What does Dhammic mean? is it another way of spelling Dharmic?
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Re: Ok, noob here, what exactly does Dhammic mean anyways?

Postby Bhikkhu Pesala » Thu Aug 30, 2012 3:57 am

Dhamma = Pali
Dharma = Sanskrit

Dharmic and Dhammic are both Anglicised adjectival forms meaning connected with the truth (Dhamma). One may sometimes come across Karmic and kammic too.
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Re: Ok, noob here, what exactly does Dhammic mean anyways?

Postby David2 » Thu Aug 30, 2012 6:55 pm

Dhammika (adj.) [=Sk. dharmya, cp. dhammiya] lawful, according to the Dh. or the rule; proper, fit, right; permitted, legitimate, justified; righteous, honourable, of good character, just, esp. an attr. of a righteous King (rājā cakkavattī dhammiko dhammarājā) D i.86; ii.16; A i.109=iii.149; J i.262, 263; def. by Bdhgh as "dhammaŋ caratī ti dh." (DA i.237) & "dhammena caratī ti dh., ñāyena samena pavattalī ti" (ib. 249). <-> Vin iv.284; D i.103; S ii.280 (dhammikā kathā); iii.240 (āhāra); iv.203 (dhammikā devā, adh˚ asurā); A i.75; iii.277; Sn 404; DhA ii.86 (dohaḷa); iv.185 (˚lābha); PvA 25 (=suddha, manohara). Also as saha -- dh˚ (esp. in conn. w. pañha, a justified, reasonable, proper question: D i.94; S iv.299 in detail) Vin iv.141; D i.161; iii.115; Ai.174. -- a˚ unjust, illegal etc. Vin iv.285; S iv.203; A iii.243.
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