Appamada Sutta, aka: Appamāda-sutta; 2 Definition(s)

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Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

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1. Appamada Sutta (2) - Preached to Pasenadi. Diligence is the one quality that acquires and keeps welfare both in this life and in the next; just as the elephants foot is chief among all feet, so is diligence the best of qualities. S.i.86, 87.

2. Appamada Sutta - Diligence must be practiced by those who know not the nature of birth, becoming, etc. S.ii.132.

3. Appamada Sutta (2) - Diligence is the harbinger of the arising of the Ariyan Eightfold Way. S.v.30, 32.

4. Appamada Sutta (2) - Diligence is most useful for the arising of the Ariyan Eightfold Way (S.v.33); there is no other single condition like it for the arising and perfection of the Way. S.v.35, 36, 37.

5. Appamada Sutta - On four occasions on which earnestness should be applied. A.ii.119f.

6. Appamada Sutta - Preached in answer to a brahmins question. Earnestness is a quality which, if developed, brings success both in this world and in the next (A.iii.364).

7. Appamada Sutta - Same as Aparihaniya Sutta (2), with the addition of samadhigaravata (A.iv.27f).

8. Appamada Sutta - Earnestness is the best and highest of all qualities. A.v.21f.

9. Appamada Sutta - The name given in the Sutta Sangaha to a sutta quoted from the Itivuttaka on the value of appamada. Itv.16.

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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Pali-English dictionary

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Appamāda, (a + pamāda) thoughtfulness, carefulness, conscientiousness, watchfulness, vigilance, earnestness, zeal D.I, 13 (: a. vuccati satiyā avippavāso DA.I, 104); III, 30, 104 sq., 112, 244, 248, 272; M.I, 477 (°phala); S.I, 25, 86, 158, 214; II, 29, 132; IV, 78 (°vihārin), 97, 125, 252 sq.; V, 30 sq. (°sampadā), 41 sq., 91, 135, 240, 250, 308, 350; A.I, 16, 50. (°adhigata); III, 330, 364, 449; IV, 28 (°gāravatā) 120 (°ṃ garu-karoti); V, 21, 126 (kusalesu dhammesu); Sn.184, 264, 334 (= sati-avippavāsa-saṅkhāta a. SnA 339); It.16 (°ṃ pasaṃsanti puññakiriyāsu paṇḍitā), 74 (°vihārin); Dh.57 (°vihārin, cp. DhA.I, 434); 327 (°rata = satiyā avippavāse abhirata DhA.IV, 26); Dāvs II. 35; KhA 142. (Page 57)

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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