Bhikkhuni Sutta, Bhikkhunī-sutta: 1 definition



Bhikkhuni 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

1. Bhikkhuni Sutta. The same as Bhikkhu Sutta (2), substituting nun for monk. S.ii.261.

2. Bhikkhuni Sutta. Once a nun, being enamoured of Ananda, sent a message asking him to visit her, saying that she was ill. Ananda came and preached to her on the body, how food should be taken only to sustain it, how craving for food should be abandoned together with pride and desire for sexual relations. The nun was overcome with shame at her intended deception and, falling at Anandas feet, begged his forgiveness. A.ii.144f.

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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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