Cinta Sutta, Cintā-sutta: 2 definitions


Cinta 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)

[«previous next»] — Cinta Sutta in Theravada glossary
Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

1. Cinta Sutta - Unprofitable reasoning about the world, life, etc., should be abandoned. Thoughts about Ill, etc., should be cultivated. S.v.418.

2. Cinta Sutta - Once a man, having left Rajagaha, came to the Sumagadha Lotus Pond and started speculating about the world. He then saw a whole army entering a lotus stalk. Thinking himself mad, he returned to the town, where he told people what he had seen; they confirmed his belief in his madness. But, in fact, said the Buddha, what he saw was real; he saw the Asura host running away from the Devas and escaping through a lotus stalk. It is, therefore, unprofitable to speculate about the world. S.v.446f.

context information

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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