Ghata Sutta; 2 Definition(s)

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In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

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Sariputta and Moggallana are staying at the Kalanda kanivapa and, in the course of their conversation, it transpires that Moggallana, exercising clairvoyance and clairaudience, had seen and heard the Buddha, then dwelling in Jetavana. The subject of his talk was consummate energy (araddhaviriya). Sariputta declares that, in comparison with Moggallana, he himself is like a mound of gravel set up alongside the Himalaya. Moggallana returns the compliment by saying that, beside Sariputta, he is like a pinch of salt set up alongside a large jar of salt, and recalls the high praise bestowed on Sariputta by the Buddha himself. S.ii.275f.

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
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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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