Nakhasikha Sutta, Nakhasikhā-sutta: 1 definition


Nakhasikha 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

1. Nakhasikha Sutta

Preached at Jetavana. Even as the mighty earth is many times greater than the pinch of dust taken on the tip of ones finger nail, so also is the Ill, destroyed by the Ariyan disciple of vision and understanding, greater than the Ill which remains undestroyed. S.ii.133; S.v.459.

2. Nakhasikha Sutta

Simile the same as the above. Even so are the beings born elsewhere and not among humans greater by far than those born among humans. S.ii 263.

3. Nakhasikha Sutta

No material form, even as much as can be taken up on the tip of the finger nail, is impermanent. It is the same with the other khandhas. Therefore is the holy life set forth for the utter destruction of suffering. S.iii.147.

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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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