death, as ending this (visible) existence, physical death, in a narrower meaning than kālakiriyā; dying, in compounds death
■ The customary stock definition of maraṇa runs; yaṃ tesaṃ tesaṃ sattānaṃ tamhā tamhā satta-nikāyā cuti cavanatā bhedo antaradhānaṃ maccu maraṇaṃ kālakiriyā, khandhānaṃ bhedo, kaḷebarassa nikkhepo MN.i.49; Mnd.123, Mnd.124 (adds “jīvit’ indriyass’ upacchedo”). Cp. similar defns of birth and old age under jāti and jarā
■ SN.i.121; DN.iii.52, DN.iii.111 sq., DN.iii.135 sq., DN.iii.146 sq., DN.iii.235, DN.iii.258 sq. Snp.32, Snp.318, Snp.426 sq., Snp.575 sq., Snp.742, Snp.806; Cnd.254 (= maccu) Pp.60; Vb.99 sq.; Vb-a.100 (defn and exegesis in det., cp. Vism.502), Vb-a.101 (var. kinds of, cp. Vism.229), Vb-a.156 (lahuka), Vb-a.157; Dhp-a.iii.434; Pv-a.5, Pv-a.18, Pv-a.54, Pv-a.64, Pv-a.76 Pv-a.96; Sdhp.292, Sdhp.293
■ kāla˚; timely death (opp. akāla˚) khaṇika˚; sudden death Vism.229.
- -anta having death as its end (of jīvita) Dhp.148 (cp Dhp-a.ii.366: maraṇa-sankhāto antako).
- -ānussati mindfulness of death Vism.197, Vism.230 sq. (under 8 aspects)
- -cetanā intention of death Dhp-a.i.20.
- -dhamma subject to death Pv-a.41.
- -pariyosana ending in death (of jīvita, life) Dhp-a.iii.111, Dhp-a.iii.170.
- -pāra “the other side of death,” Np. at Mnd.154 (vv.ll. BB purāpuraṃ; SS parammukhaṃ).
- -bhaya the fear of death Ja.i.203 Ja.vi.398; Vb.367.
- -bhojana food given before death the last meal Ja.i.197; Ja.ii.420.
- -mañca death-bed Vism.47, Vism.549;
- -ka Ja.iv.132.
- -mukha the mouth of d. Pv-a.97 (or should we read ˚dukkha?).
- -sati the thought (or mindfulness) of death, meditation on death Snp-a.54; Dhp-a.iii.171; Pv-a.61, Pv-a.66.
- -samaya the time of death Vb-a.157–Vb-a.159 (in var. conditions as regards paṭisandhi).