Mahapurisavitakka Sutta, Mahāpurisavitakka-sutta: 1 definition


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

The books say (E.g., DhA.i.117) that Anuruddha became an arahant after listening to this sutta. There is no sutta of this name, but the reference is evidently to the Anuruddha Sutta (A.iv.227ff), which the Buddha preached to Anuruddha who was then dwelling among the Cetis in Pacinavamsamigadaya.

Anuruddha was meditating on the seven purisa vitakka, and the Buddha appeared before him and taught him the eighth - that the Dhamma is for the precise and for one who delights in exactness, not for the diffuse or for him who delights in diffuseness. The Buddha later addresses the monks of Sumsumaragiri and tells them of the eight maha purisa vitakka.

context information

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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