Maha Assapura Sutta, Mahā-assapura-sutta: 1 definition


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

Preached at Assapura, in the Anga country.

Since monks are called recluses (samana) they must train themselves to be true samanas and brahmanas; they should be

conscientious and scrupulous, pure in deed, word and thought, guarding the portals of the senses, moderate in eating, ever vigilant, mindful and self possessed, striving to put off the five nivarana and cultivating the jhana.

Such an almsman can truly be called a samana, a brahmin, a nahataka, vedagu, sotthiya, ariya, and arahant. He is an ideal recluse. M.i.271-80.

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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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