Ghata Sutta; 2 Definition(s)

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Ghata 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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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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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

Ghata Sutta in Pali glossary... « previous · [G] · next »

Ghata, (nt.) (Vedic ghṛta, ghṛ to sprinkle, moisten) clarified butter VvA.326; Miln.41; Sdhp.201 (-bindu). With ref. to the sacrificial fire (fire as eating ghee, or being sprinkled w. ghee) ghatāsana; J.I, 472; V, 64, 446; Pv.I, 85 (ghatasitta). (Page 256)

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
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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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