Bhikkhunivasaka Sutta; 1 Definition(s)


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In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

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Ananda visits a settlement of nuns at Savatthi and is told that the nuns who have cultivated the four satipatthanas have attained to greater excellence of comprehension than before. Ananda says that is how it should be. Later, he visits the Buddha and reports to him the incident. The Buddha tells him how to develop the satipatthanas and of the advantages resulting there from.

The sutta ends with an exhortation to earnestness and diligence. There are plenty of places suitable for meditation, one should not therefore be remiss with regard to this. S.v.154f.

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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