Aparaditthi Sutta, Aparāditthi-sutta: 1 definition



Aparaditthi 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

A certain Brahma thought that no recluse or brahmin could come to his world. To refute his views, the Buddha went there and sat in the air above the Brahma, flames radiating from his body. The Buddha was followed by Moggallana, Mahakassapa, Mahakappina and Anuruddha.

The Brahma was at first agitated by their presence, but later he was delighted on learning from Moggallana, who was questioned by an attendant Brahma, that there were many more disciples of the Buddha who could do as he and the others had done, and that they were holy men. S.i.144-6. See also Bakabrahma Sutta.

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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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