Anathapindika Sutta, aka: Anāthapiṇḍika Sutta; 3 Definition(s)


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Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

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1. Anathapindika Sutta - Similar to the Anathapindikovada Sutta (infra), but the greater part of this discourse is taken up with the words of consolation, courage and suggestion addressed by Sariputta to the banker, and we are told that his pains were allayed. No mention is made of the advice not to cling to matters mundane, nor of the death of the banker almost immediately afterwards. Instead, it is stated that Sariputta and Ananda were given a meal from the bankers own cooking pot and that they went away after thanking him. Ananda reports to the Buddha the news of their visit, and the Buddha praises Sariputta for his wisdom. S.v.380-5.

2. Anathapindika Sutta - The same as the above, but Ananda is given as the admonisher and Anathapindika is made to claim that he had not violated a single one of the obligations binding on a householder (gihisamicakani sikkhapadani). S.v.385-7.

3. Anathapindika Sutta - Records a visit paid by Anathapindika to the Buddha, who tells him of the five kinds of guilty dread (panca bhayani verani) which are allayed in the Ariyan disciple, and of the four limbs of the Stream winner (sotapattiyangani). S.v.387-9.

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

1. Dussilya or Anathapindika Sutta - Anathapindika, grievously ill, sends for Sariputta, who visits him with Ananda. Sariputta reminds Anathapindika of his virtuous qualities, such as his loyalty to the Buddha, the Dhamma and the Sangha, his freedom from immorality and the like, from wrong views, aims, etc. Immediately Anathapindikas pains vanish, he serves the two monks from his own cooking pot, and they take their leave. Ananda reports the incident to the Buddha, who praises Sariputtas wisdom. S.v.380ff.

2. Dussilya or Anathapindika Sutta - The same as the first, but here it is Ananda who admonishes and reminds Anathapindika that he possesses all the qualities of a sotapanna. S.v.385f.

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

Anathapindika visits the Buddha, who tells him of the five guilty fears—that begotten by killing, by stealing, by wrong indulgence of sensual lust, by evil speaking, and by the drinking of intoxicants—freedom from which, together with possession of the Noble Insight, enables a man to say that he is destined for Enlightenment. S.v.387f.

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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