Ghatikara-sutta, Ghaṭīkāra-sutta: 1 definition



Ghatikara-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»] — Ghatikara-sutta in Theravada glossary
Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

1. Ghatikara Sutta - Preached during a tour in Kosala. The Buddha turned off the main road and, when be came to the spot which had once been Vehalinga, he smiled. Being asked by Ananda the reason for his smile, the Buddha related to him and to the monks the story of Ghatikara, the potter of Vehalinga, as given above (M.ii.45ff). It is said (MA.ii.717) that the Buddha wished to make known to the monks the great piety of Ghatikara. The sutta was repeated at a shrine near Todeyya, which was being worshipped by the people without their knowing its significance. The Buddha related the sutta and explained that the shrine was the thupa of Kassapa Buddha. DhA.iii.251.

2. Ghatikara Sutta - Relates the visit of Ghatikara Maha Brahma to the Buddha at Jetavana and the ensuing conversation. S.i.35f, 60.

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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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