[Buddha-l] ahosikamma etc
jinavamsa at yahoo.com
Tue May 22 22:01:19 MDT 2012
Perhaps someone can help analyse a couple of terms here.
Both of these can describe actions of an arahat, who do not create the seeds for any fruits of karma, so to speak.
One is ahosikamma. I see this as composed of ahosi (aorist of hoti, as in Skt. bhavati) plus kamma. I can find it in the VsM although not in the Tipitaka. It would be action that was, as is is no longer operant.
Is that verbal-nominal structure common in Pai?
Second is a term I am not sure how to separate out/analyse. It is kammatthakata. I have not found that in the PTS Pali-English Dictionary, not in either the Monier-Williams nor the Edgerton dictionaries.
I do not find karmartha, but do find arthakrta (made only with regard to utility, interested ... which I understand to be as in having a vested interest).
Is there a negative particle in there somewhere?
It would seem that as an equivalent of ahosikamma, kammatthakata would make more sense with a negative sense, rendering a meaning something like an action done without an interest, without a self-interested aim, as I might think would be the action of an arahat ...
All clarifications and comments invited.
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