Ambattha Sutta: 1 definition


Ambattha 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 Icchanankala when Ambattha manava visited the Buddha (D.i.87ff).

Reference is made to the Commentary on this sutta where a detailed explanation is given of the term carika (AA.i.407). It is regarded, together with the Sonadanda and Kutadanta Suttas, as one of the chief discussions which the Buddha had with his opponents (MA.ii.697). The eight kinds of vijja are detailed therein. Sp.i.116; ii.495.

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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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