Indriya Sutta: 2 definitions

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Indriya 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.

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Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

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Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

1. Indriya Sutta - The monk possessed of six qualities - the five indriyas (saddha, etc.), and the freedom of mind brought about by the destruction of the asavas - is worthy of offerings, etc. A.iii.281.

2. Indriya Sutta - Where control of the faculties of sense (indriya) is not found, morality ceases to exist and, in consequence, concentration, insight into and knowledge of reality as it is, detachment and the feeling of revulsion, insight into liberation - these also cease to exist. When such control is present all the other qualities are also present. A.iii.360.

3. Indriya Sutta - If a monk, observing the rise and fall in the faculties of sense, is repelled by them and lusts not for them, the knowledge arises in him that he is free and that for him there is no hereafter. Thus would he be perfect in faculty. S.iv.140.

4. Indriya Sutta - The five indriyas (saddha, etc.), are called the Path that goes to the Uncompounded (asankhata). S.iv.361.

5. Indriya Sutta - The five indriyas (saddha, etc.), when practised with singleness of heart, dispassion, and cessation that conduces to abandonment, form the Path leading to the Uncompounded. S.iv.365.

6. Indriya Sutta - Anuruddha tells his colleagues that by cultivating the four satipatthanas, he knows, as they really are, the nature of the minds of other beings, of other persons (indriyaparopariyatti). S.v.305.

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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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