Kasi Bharadvaja Sutta, Kasī-bhāradvāja-sutta: 1 definition



Kasi Bharadvaja 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

The Buddhist Parable of the Sower, forming the fourth sutta of the Uraga Vagga of the Sutta Nipata. (Pp.12ff; also found in the Samyutta i.171ff under the name of Kasi Sutta and included in the Paritta). It contains the story of the Buddhas visit to Kasi Bharadvaja given above. The Buddha tells him that in his work as a Teacher are to be found all the elements of a farmers duties: faith is the seed, insight the plough, mindfulness the ploughshare and goad, energy the burden bearing team. The harvest produced by the sowing is nibbana and the food ambrosia, free from suffering and sorrow.

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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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