Nibbida Sutta, aka: Nibbidā-sutta; 2 Definition(s)


Nibbida 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.

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Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

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1. Nibbida Sutta

The seven bojjhangas, if cultivated, lead to revulsion, calm and Nibbana. S.v.82.

2. Nibbida Sutta

The same as above but with the four iddhi padas. S.v.255.

3. Nibbida Sutta

Five things, the perception of which leads to revulsion: foulness of the body, cloying of food, distaste of the world, impermanence in all things and the thought of death. A.iii.83.

4. Nibbida Sutta

Calling to mind the Buddha, the Dhamma, and the Sangha, etc., conduces to revulsion and to Nibbana. A.i.30.

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
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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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Nibbidā, (f.) (Sk. nirvid, f. (also BSk. e.g. Lal. V, 300) & nirveda; to nibbindati) weariness, disgust with worldly life, tedium, aversion, indifference, disenchantment. N. is of the preliminary & conditional states for the attainment of Nibbāna (see nibbāna II B 1) & occurs frequently together with virāga, vimutti & nibbāna in the formula: etaṃ ekanta-nibbidāya virāgāya nirodhāya ... sambodhāya nibbānāya saṃvattati “this leads to being thoroughly tired (of the world), to dispassionateness, to destruction (of egoism), to perfect wisdom, to Nibbāna, ” e.g. at D. I, 189; S. V, 82, 179, 255, 361; A. III, 83; IV, 143; V, 216.—In other connections: Vin. I, 15 (nibbidāya cittaṃ saṇṭhāsi); D. III, 130 sq.; S. II, 30; III, 40; 179, 189; IV, 86, 141 (read nibbidāya for nibbindāya?); A. I, 51, 64; III, 19, 200, 325 sq.; IV, 99, 336; V, 2 sq. , 311 sq.; J. I, 97; IV, 471, 473; Sn. 340; Ps. I, 195; II, 43 sq.; Vbh. 330; Nett 27, 29; Vism. 650. Cp. abhi°. (Page 365)

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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