Adittena Sutta, Ādittena-sutta: 1 definition


Adittena Sutta means something in Buddhism, Pali. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

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Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

It were a good thing if the sense organs were seared with a red hot iron, for then there would be no grasping of marks or details of objects cognizable by the senses. It were a good thing to be asleep, for then the mind would not be applied to evil ends. But it were better to ponder on the impermanence of the sense organs, their sensations, the consciousness and the contacts connected with them and all that has to do with the mind, because that pondering would produce repulsion and dispassion, freedom and realisation of freedom. S.iv.168f.

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Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).

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