Deva Sutta, Devā-sutta: 3 definitions



Deva 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»] — Deva Sutta in Theravada glossary
Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

1. The Buddha tells the monks of seven rules of conduct, the observance of which won for Sakka his celestial sovereignty. There are the maintenance of parents, reverence for the head of the family, the use of gentle language, avoidance of slander, delight in renunciation, generosity and amiability, the speaking of truth and avoidance of anger. S.i.228.

2. The struggle of the devas and the asuras is typical of that of the monks with Mara; victory is sometimes on one side, sometimes on the other, until the enemy is completely crushed and rendered ineffective. A.iv.432f.

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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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Deva Sutta in Pali glossary
Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

vatapada : (nt.) an item of good practice.

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context information

Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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