Mahapurisa Sutta, Mahāpurisa-sutta: 1 definition
Mahapurisa 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.
Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
Sariputta asks the Buddha who is a mahapurisa. The Buddha answers that it is one who has won emancipation of mind, which can be attained by practising the four satipatthanas. S.v.158.
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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