Dighanikaya, Dīghanikāya: 2 definitions
Dighanikaya 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.
Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
Also called Dighagama or Dighasangaha.
It forms the first book of the Sutta Pitaka and consists of thirty four long suttas, divided into three vaggas -
the Mahavagga and
the Patheya or Patikavagga.
Buddhaghosa wrote a commentary on the work called the Sumangala Vilasini.
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).
Languages of India and abroad
Pali-English dictionarySource: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
dīghanikāya : (m.) the collection of long suttas.
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.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Full-text (+152): Dighabhanaka, Shivalakasutra, Lakshanasutra, Anavilasamkalpa, Shramanyaphalasutra, Dirghagama, Saptaparṇa, Mahagovindiyasutra, Mishrika, Antikavacara, Govinda, Mahasamajasutra, Mahishmati, Mukhullocakam, Govindiyamsutram, Injati, Incati, Sahalin, Akirnavihara, Suryopanishad.
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Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
Appendix 13 - Notes on the stanzas spoken by Vaiśravaṇa in honor of the Buddha < [Chapter VIII - The Bodhisattvas]
Seventh aṅga (member): Avadāna < [Part 2 - Hearing the twelve-membered speech of the Buddha]
Part 2 - Why is the Buddha called Tathāgata < [Chapter IV - Explanation of the Word Bhagavat]
Buddha Desana (by Sayadaw U Pannadipa)
A History of Indian Philosophy Volume 1 (by Surendranath Dasgupta)
The Book of Protection (by Piyadassi Thera)
Mahavamsa (by Wilhelm Geiger)
A History of Indian Philosophy Volume 3 (by Surendranath Dasgupta)