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Translation - Help

Posted: Thu Apr 03, 2014 9:53 am
by chethinie
What is the Direct English translation of the Pali word Brahmachari? Does this Pali word have other synonym words in Pali as well?

Re: Translation - Help

Posted: Thu Apr 03, 2014 4:24 pm
by culaavuso
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.

Re: Translation - Help

Posted: Fri Apr 04, 2014 8:48 am
by chethinie
Thank you Very much !