Jambali Sutta, Jambāli-sutta: 1 definition


Jambali 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

Some monks attain to release of mind, but when they apply themselves to the ending of sakkaya their minds do not settle down, do not stay fixed; they are like a man who grasps a branch with his hand smeared with resin. In the case of other monks, their minds abide in the release attained and stay fixed in the endeavour to destroy sakkaya - and they are like a man who grasps a branch with a clean hand. Some monks strive to destroy ignorance but are unsuccessful. Their minds are like a village pond (jambali) which has stood for countless years with all its inlets blocked and outlets open and receiving no rain. There will be no breach in its dyke. There are other monks who break through ignorance by application of the mind - like a village pond with all its inlets open and outlets closed and with rain falling continuously into it. A.ii.165f.

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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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