term (not in the strictly Buddhist sense) for observance of vows of holiness, particularly of chastity: good & moral living (brahmaṃ cariyaṃ brahmāṇaṃ vā cariyaṃ = brahmacariyaṃ Kp-a.151); esp. in Buddh. sense the moral life, holy life, religious life, as way to end suffering Vin.i.12, Vin.i.19, renouncing the world, study of the Dhamma DN.i.84, DN.i.155; DN.ii.106; DN.iii.122 sq., DN.iii.211; MN.i.77 MN.i.147, MN.i.193, MN.i.205, MN.i.426, MN.i.463, MN.i.492, MN.i.514; MN.ii.38; MN.iii.36, MN.iii.116; SN.i.38, SN.i.43, SN.i.87, SN.i.105, SN.i.154, SN.i.209; SN.ii.24, SN.ii.29, SN.ii.120, SN.ii.219, SN.ii.278 SN.ii.284 (˚pariyosāna); SN.iii.83, SN.iii.189; SN.iv.51, SN.iv.104, SN.iv.110, SN.iv.126 SN.iv.136 sq., SN.iv.163, SN.iv.253, SN.v.7 sq., SN.v.15 sq., SN.v.26 sq., SN.v.54 sq., SN.v.233 SN.v.262, SN.v.272, SN.v.352; AN.i.50, AN.i.168, AN.i.225; AN.ii.26, AN.ii.44, AN.ii.185; AN.iii.250 AN.iii.346; AN.iv.311; AN.v.18, AN.v.71, AN.v.136; Snp.267, Snp.274 (vas-uttama), Snp.566, Snp.655, Snp.1128; Thag.1027, Thag.1079; Iti.28, Iti.48, Iti.78, Iti.111; Dhp.155, Dhp.156, Dhp.312; Ja.iii.396; Ja.iv.52; Pv.ii.9#13; Dhp-a.iv.42 (vasuttamaṃ); Vb-a.504
■ brahmacariyaṃ vussati to live the religious life AN.i.115 (cp. ˚ṃ vusitaṃ in formula under Arahant II. A); ˚assa kevalin wholly given up to a good life AN.i.162; ˚ṃ santānetuṃ to continue the good life AN.iii.90; Dhp-a.i.119; komāra˚; the religious training of a well-bred youth AN.iii.224; Snp.289
abrahmacariya unchastity, an immoral life sinful living MN.i.514; DN.i.4; Snp.396; Kp-a.26.

  • -antarāya raping Dhp-a.ii.52.
  • -ānuggaha a help to purity AN.i.167; AN.iv.167; Dhs.1348.
  • -ūpaddava a disaster to religious life, succumbing to worldly desires MN.iii.116.
  • -vāsa state of chastity, holy & pure life adj. living a pure life AN.i.253; Ja.iii.393; Kv.93; Dhp-a.i.225.

brahma + cariya