Lonaphala Sutta; 1 Definition(s)


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In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

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Lonaphala Sutta. There are certain persons, careless in habits of body and thought, without insight even a small offence takes such persons to hell, while others expiate a similar small offence in this very life. A grain of salt cast into a small cup of water renders it undrinkable, but such is not the case if it be cast into a river. The same idea is illustrated with other similes. A.i.248ff.

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
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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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