Hiri Sutta: 1 definition


Hiri 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

1. Hiri Sutta. A conversation between the Buddha and a deva regarding hiri (conscientiousness). S.i.7.

2. Hiri Sutta.The disadvantages of lack of hiri (conscientiousness) and fear of blame, and the advantages of their possession. A.iv.99.

3. Hiri Sutta

The third sutta of the Cula Vagga of the Sutta Nipata (SN.vs.253-7). It was preached in answer to questions asked by an ascetic. He had been a very rich brahmin of Savatthi before the birth of the Buddha. He gave away all his wealth and became an ascetic in Himava. There, filled with joy on hearing the news of the Buddhas appearance in the world, he went to Savatthi and visited him. The Buddha preached to him, and at the end of the sermon he entered the Order, attaining arahantship (SNA.i.294f).

The sutta is a short dissertation on true friendship. A friend is one who helps in time of need, who not only speaks pleasant words, but means them, who encourages and fosters all that is good.

context information

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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