Mahapunnama Sutta, Mahāpunnama-sutta: 1 definition


Mahapunnama 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

Preached at the Migaramatupasada on a full moon night. A monk asks the Buddha a series of questions regarding the five upadanakkhandha, their origin, their definition, and also as to how notions of self come about (sakkayaditthi). The Buddha answers him, and shows how deliverance can be attained by realization that there is no self in any khandha.

It is said that sixty monks, who heard the sutta, became arahants. M.iii.15-20.

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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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