Jivaka Sutta, Jīvaka-sutta: 2 definitions



Jivaka 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»] — Jivaka Sutta in Theravada glossary
Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

1. Jivaka Sutta - Jivaka visits the Buddha who is staying in his Mangogrove, and asks if it is true that animals are slain expressly for the Buddhas use. The Buddha replies that he forbids the eating of meat only when there is evidence of ones eyes or ears as grounds for suspicion that the animal has been slain for ones express use. Anyone who slays an animal for the use of a monk and gives it to him commits a great evil. Jivaka is pleased with the reply and declares himself a follower of the Buddha. M.i.368f.

2. Jivaka Sutta - Questioned by Jivaka, the Buddha explains that an upasaka is one who has taken the Three Refuges and the Five Precepts, and that such a man, by reason of his qualities, works the welfare both of himself and others. A.iv.222f.

3. Jivaka Sutta - To those who practise concentration and give themselves up to solitude things appear as they really are. S.iv.143f.

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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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