Ahara Sutta, aka: Āhāra-sutta; 2 Definition(s)


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Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

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1. Ahara Sutta - Preached at Jetavana on the four sustenances (ahara) that maintain beings by bringing them to birth and keeping them after birth; also the cause of these sustenances and the method of their cessation. S.ii.11-12.

2. Ahara Sutta - A group of suttas dealing with the food of the nivaranas and of the bojjhangas, and with the condition that follows on the absence of their food. S.v.102-7.

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
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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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