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1) Sutta, 2 (nt.) (Vedic sūtra, fr. sīv to sew) 1. a thread, string D. I, 76; II, 13; Vin. II, 150; Pv. II, 111 (=kappāsiyā sutta PvA. 146); J. I, 52.—fig. for taṇhā at Dhs. 1059; DhsA. 364.—kāḷa° a carpenter’s measuring line J. II, 405; Miln. 413; dīgha° with long thread J. V, 389; makkaṭa° spider’s thread Vism. 136; yantā° string of a machine VbhA. 241.—Mentioned with kappāsa as barter for cīvara at Vin. III, 216.—2. the (discursive, narrational) part of the Buddhist Scriptures containing the suttas or dialogues, later called Sutta-piṭaka (cp. Suttanta). As such complementary to the Vinaya. The fanciful expln of the word at DhsA. 19 is: “atthānaṃ sūcanto suvuttato savanato ‘tha sūdanato suttāṇā-sutta-sabhāgato ca suttaṃ Suttan ti akkhātaṃ. ” — D. II, 124; Vin. II, 97; VbhA. 130 (+vinaya); SnA 159, 310 (compared with Vinaya & Abhidhamma).—3. one of the divisions of the Scriptures (see navaṅga) A. II, 103, 178; III, 177, 361 sq.; Miln. 263.—4. a rule, a clause (of the Pātimokkha) Vin. I, 65, 68; II, 68, 95; III, 327.—5. a chapter, division, dialogue (of a Buddh. text), text, discourse (see also suttanta) S. III, 221 (pl. suttā), 253; V, 46; Nett 118; DhsA. 28. suttaso chapter by chapter A. V, 72, 81; suttato according to the suttas Vism. 562=VbhA. 173.—6. an ancient verse, quotation J. I, 288, 307, 314. ‹-› 7. book of rules, lore, text book J. I, 194 (go° lore of cows); II, 46 (hatthi° elephant trainer’s handbook).

—anta 1. a chapter of the Scriptures, a text, a discourse, a sutta, dialogue Vin. I, 140 sq. , 169; II, 75; III, 159; IV, 344; A. I, 60, 69, 72; II, 147; S. II, 267=A. III, 107 (suttantā kavi-katā kāveyyā citt’akkharā cittavyañjanā bāhirakā sāvaka-bhāsitā); Vism. 246 sq. (three suttantas helpful for kāyagatā sati).—2. the Suttantapiṭaka, opp. to the Vinaya Vism. 272 (°aṭṭhakathā opp. to Vinay’aṭṭhakathā). As °piṭaka e.g. at KhA 12; VbhA. 431. See Proper Names. —kantikā (scil. itthi) a woman spinner PvA. 75; as °kantī at J. II, 79. —kāra a cotton-spinner Miln. 331. —guḷa a ball of string D. I, 54; M. III, 95; Pv IV. 329; PvA. 145. —jāla a web of thread, a spider’s web Nd2 260. —bhikkhā begging for thread PvA. 145. —maya made of threads, i.e. a net SnA 115, 263. —rajjuka a string of threads Vism. 253; VbhA. 236. —lūkha roughly sewn together Vin. I, 287, 297. —vāda a division of the Sabbatthavādins Dpvs 5, 48; Mhvs 5, 6; Mhbv 97. —vibhaṅga classification of rules Vin. II, 97. Also title of a portion of the Vinaya Piṭaka. (Page 718)

2) Sutta, 1 (pp. of supati) asleep Vin. III, 117; V, 205; D. I, 70; II, 130; Dh. 47; It. 41; J. V, 328.—(nt.) sleep D. II, 95; M. I, 448; S. IV, 169. In phrase °-pabuddha “awakened from sleep” referring to the awakening (entrance) in the deva-world, e.g. Vism. 314 (brahmalokaṃ uppajjati); DhA. I, 28 (kanaka-vimāne nibbatti); III, 7 (id.); cp. S. I, 143. (Page 718)

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sutta : (pp. of supati) slept; dormant; asleep. (nt.), a thread; a string; a discourse; an aphorism.

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Sutta is equivalent to the Sanskrit word Sûtra, literally a thread, which signifies among the Brahmans a brief rule or aphorism but in Pali a relatively short poem or narrative dealing with a single object. The Sutta Pitaka is divided into five collections called Nikâyas. The first four are mainly in prose and contain discourses attributed to Gotama or his disciples. The fifth is mostly in verse and more miscellaneous.

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Sutta means a discourse of the Buddha. The Sutras (Sanskrit; Pali Sutta) are mostly discourses attributed to the Buddha or one of his close disciples. They are all, even those not actually spoken by him, considered to be Buddhavacana, the word of the Buddha, just as in the case of all canonical literature.

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scripture; recorded teaching of the Buddha.

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The Pali term Sutta means: that which is heard.

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N (Thread, Word that explains the meaning). Word of the Buddha reported by the Venerable Ananda and presented in the form of discourses dealing with the various aspects of this teaching.

The suttas often come into a metaphoric shape and answer all questions regarding life and the way to live it.

Added: 26.Apr.2009 | Dhamma Dana: Pali English Glossary
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One of the nine divisions of the Tipitaka, according to matter (anga). DA.i.23; Gv.57, etc.

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Literally, "thread"; a discourse or sermon by the Buddha or his contemporary disciples. After the Buddhas death the suttas were passed down in the Pali language according to a well established oral tradition, and were finally committed to written form in Sri Lanka around 100 BCE. Over 10,000 suttas are collected in the Sutta Pitaka, one of the principal bodies of scriptural literature in Theravada Buddhism. The Pali Suttas are widely regarded as the earliest record of the Buddhas teachings.

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Thread, heard; a discourse by the Buddha or one of his disciples
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Text. The word of the Buddha.
Added: 27.Sep.2008 | GCSE: A Glossary of Buddhist Terms
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Sutra in Sanskrit, Sutta in Pali. It is a "path" necessarily passed through in the cultivation of the Way.
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Sutta (Skt. sutra): Lit.: "thread"; A discourse or sermon by the Buddha or his contemporary disciples. After the Buddhas death the suttas were passed down in the Pali language according to a well established oral tradition, and were finally committed to written form in Sri Lanka around 100 BCE. More than 10,000 suttas are collected in the Sutta Pitaka, one of the principal bodies of scriptural literature in Theravada Buddhism. The Pali Suttas are widely regarded as the earliest record of the Buddhas teachings.

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