Dantabhumi Sutta: 1 definition


Dantabhumi 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

Jayasena visits the novice Aciravata at the Forest Hut in Veluvana and asks him to explain how a monk whose life is strenuous and purged of self can find peace in his heart.

At the end of Aciravatas discourse, Jayasena leaves him, complaining that the matter is not at all clear to him.

Aciravata mentions the matter to the Buddha, who says that Jayasena cannot understand such matters, being too fond of pleasure and undisciplined.

He illustrates his meaning by various examples, one being a description of the catching and taming of a wild elephant. M.iii.128ff.

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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