makkha : (m.) depreciation of another's worth.

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makkha : (m.) depreciation of another's worth.

Post by canadianbuddhist » Sat Aug 11, 2018 12:33 am

Does anyone have some details on how to get rid of Makkha (depreciation of another's worth.) in the theravada canon? Basically, I am looking for pali canonical teachings about Makkha and how to overcome it?

Thank you!

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Re: makkha : (m.) depreciation of another's worth.

Post by mikenz66 » Sat Aug 11, 2018 1:59 am

Hi CanadianBuddhist!
canadianbuddhist wrote:
Sat Aug 11, 2018 12:33 am
Does anyone have some details on how to get rid of Makkha (depreciation of another's worth.) in the theravada canon? Basically, I am looking for pali canonical teachings about Makkha and how to overcome it?

Thank you!
Here is some basic information and some suttas:

Dictionary definition and some references (though you need to be fluent at the PTS page notation to find them...):
https://suttacentral.net/define/makkha
Definitions for makkha

Concise Pali English Dictionary
makkha
masculine
depreciation of another's worth.

PTS Pali English Dictionary
makkha[1]
hypocrisy; usually combined with paḷāsa (see also palāsa MN.i.15; AN.i.95, AN.i.100, AN.i.299; AN.iv.148, AN.iv.456; AN.v.39, AN.v.156, AN.v.209 AN.v.310, AN.v.361; Iti.3; Snp.56, Snp.437, Snp.631, Snp.1132 (cp. Cnd.484 makkhāyanā makkhāyitattaṃ niṭṭhuriya-kammaṃ, i.e. hardness, mercilessness); Dhp.150, Dhp.407; Ja.v.141; Vb.357, Vb.380, Vb.389; Pp.18, Pp.22; Mil.289, Mil.380; Dhp-a.iii.118 Dhp-a.vi.181.

-vinaya restraining fr. hypocrisy SN.ii.282; AN.v.165 sq.
fr. mṛkṣ, lit. smearing over. Cp. BSk. mrakṣa Śikṣ 198.8, in cpd. māna-mada-mrakṣa-paridāha etc.

makkha[2]
anger rage Vin.i.25.

probably = makkha[1], but BSk. differentiates with mrakṣya Divy.622, trsl. Index “ill-feeling” Böhtlingk-Roth have: mrakṣya “wohlgefühl”
Some suttas:
https://suttacentral.net/iti13/
https://suttacentral.net/iti5/
https://suttacentral.net/an10.23/
https://suttacentral.net/an10.24/
https://suttacentral.net/an2.180-229/
https://suttacentral.net/mn40/
https://suttacentral.net/an10.100/

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Re: makkha : (m.) depreciation of another's worth.

Post by SarathW » Sat Aug 11, 2018 2:06 am

Just for the matter of interest the word Makkha is in a common usage in Sinhalease language.
Which mean to say.
Mocking, fooling around, Wasting time etc.
“As the lamp consumes oil, the path realises Nibbana”

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