Canki Sutta, Caṅkī-sutta: 1 definition


Canki 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

Canki, with a large company of brahmins, visits the Buddha at Opasada and finds him conversing with some eminent and aged brahmins. A young brahmin, called Kapathika, frequently interrupts the conversation and is rebuked by the Buddha. Canki tells the Buddha that the youth is a very clever scholar and obtains for him a chance of questioning the Buddha. The Buddha declares that the brahmin pretensions to possess the sole truth are vain, and goes on to explain how a man can come to have faith in truth, then gain enlightenment with regard to it, and finally attain the truth itself by means of practice and development. At the end of the discourse Kapathika declares himself a follower of the Buddha. M.ii.164ff

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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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