Pali Term: pāṇātipāta

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Pali Term: pāṇātipāta

Post by roni » Tue Jul 19, 2011 9:31 am

Hi, Everyone,

This phrase is usually translated as 'harming/killing living beings', pāṇin interpreted as 'living being'. My question is if it can refer to a more specific group of 'living beings' for the word itself means (or could mean some time ago) 'breathing entity'. Is there any text (sutta, vinaya rule, Jain text etc.) that lists these 'breathing beings'?

Thanx for your answer in advance,

Roni

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Re: Pali Term: pāṇātipāta

Post by Dmytro » Thu Jul 21, 2011 11:07 am

Hi Roni,

There are good lists of "pāṇā" in Karaniya Metta sutta:

http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

and Balapandita sutta:

http://awake.kiev.ua/dhamma/tipitaka/2S ... ita-e.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Metta, Dmytro

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