Giri Sutta, Girimananda Sutta, Girimānanda-sutta: 1 definition



Giri 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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Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

Giri (or Girimananda) Sutta - Preached at Jetavana. Ananda brings news to the Buddha that Girimananda is ill; would the Buddha go and visit him? The Buddha suggests that Ananda should repeat to Girimananda the ten ideas (sanna) anicca sanna, anatta sanna, asubha sanna, adinava sanna, pahana sanna, viraga sanna, nirodha sanna, sabbaloka anabhirati sanna, sabbasankharesu anicca sanna, and anapanasatisanna - and proceeds to expound them in detail. Ananda does so and Girimananda recovers. A.v.108ff.

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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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