Nivapa Sutta, aka: Nivāpa-sutta; 2 Definition(s)

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Nivapa 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)

[Nivapa Sutta in Theravada glossaries]

Preached at Jetavana ; a parable of Mara as trapper. He sets up various gins and snares to trap the unwary, and many are caught in them. It is, however, possible to find a retreat, where Mara and his train cannot penetrate; and the Buddha proceeds to explain how this may be found. M.i.150ff.

(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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Pali-English dictionary

[Nivapa Sutta in Pali glossaries]

Nivāpa, (cp. Sk. nivāpa, ni+vap, cp. nivapati) food thrown (for feeding), fodder, bait; gift, portion, ration M. I, 151 sq. (Nivāpa-sutta); J. I, 150; III, 271; DhA. I, 233 (share); III, 303; VvA. 63 (diguṇaṃ °ṃ pacitvā cooking a double portion). Cp. nevāpika.

—tiṇa grass to eat J. I, 150; —puṭṭha fed on grains Dh. 325 (=kuṇḍakâdinā sūkara-bhattena puṭṭho DhA. IV, 16=Nett 129=Th. 1, 17; —bhojana a meal on food given, a feeding M. I, 156). (Page 372)

(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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