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Appamada Sutta, aka: Appamāda sutta; Definition(s)

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Appamāda, (a + pamāda) thoughtfulness, carefulness, conscientiousness, watchfulness, vigilance, earnestness, zeal D.I, 13 (: a. vuccati satiyā avippavāso DA.I, 104); III, 30, 104 sq., 112, 244, 248, 272; M.I, 477 (°phala); S.I, 25, 86, 158, 214; II, 29, 132; IV, 78 (°vihārin), 97, 125, 252 sq.; V, 30 sq. (°sampadā), 41 sq., 91, 135, 240, 250, 308, 350; A.I, 16, 50. (°adhigata); III, 330, 364, 449; IV, 28 (°gāravatā) 120 (°ṃ garu-karoti); V, 21, 126 (kusalesu dhammesu); Sn.184, 264, 334 (= sati-avippavāsa-saṅkhāta a. SnA 339); It.16 (°ṃ pasaṃsanti puññakiriyāsu paṇḍitā), 74 (°vihārin); Dh.57 (°vihārin, cp. DhA.I, 434); 327 (°rata = satiyā avippavāse abhirata DhA.IV, 26); Dāvs II. 35; KhA 142. (Page 57)

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1. Appamada Sutta (2) - Preached to Pasenadi. Diligence is the one quality that acquires and keeps welfare both in this life and in the next; just as the elephants foot is chief among all feet, so is diligence the best of qualities. S.i.86, 87.

2. Appamada Sutta - Diligence must be practiced by those who know not the nature of birth, becoming, etc. S.ii.132.

3. Appamada Sutta (2) - Diligence is the harbinger of the arising of the Ariyan Eightfold Way. S.v.30, 32.

4. Appamada Sutta (2) - Diligence is most useful for the arising of the Ariyan Eightfold Way (S.v.33); there is no other single condition like it for the arising and perfection of the Way. S.v.35, 36, 37.

5. Appamada Sutta - On four occasions on which earnestness should be applied. A.ii.119f.

6. Appamada Sutta - Preached in answer to a brahmins question. Earnestness is a quality which, if developed, brings success both in this world and in the next (A.iii.364).

7. Appamada Sutta - Same as Aparihaniya Sutta (2), with the addition of samadhigaravata (A.iv.27f).

8. Appamada Sutta - Earnestness is the best and highest of all qualities. A.v.21f.

9. Appamada Sutta - The name given in the Sutta Sangaha to a sutta quoted from the Itivuttaka on the value of appamada. Itv.16.

Added: 11.Apr.2009 | Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
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