Adiya Sutta, Ādiya-sutta: 2 definitions


Adiya 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

Preached at Jetavana to Anathapindika on the five uses (adiya) of possessions legitimately obtained: one enjoys them oneself; entertains with them ones friends and relations; uses them in times of need; employs them in the discharge of ones duties to the king, to religion, to ones relations, both living and dead; and in doing good deeds which will bring happiness in future lives. A.iii.45f.

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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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