Ogha Sutta: 1 definition



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

1. Ogha Sutta - A deva visits the Buddha at Jetavana and asks him how he crossed the Flood. Unstayed and unstriving, answers the Buddha. The deva is puzzled by the answer, until it is explained to him that a wrong support of footing and misdirected effort are as fatal as drowning straight away. The deva expresses his adoration of the Buddha (S.i.1).

The Commentary (SA.i.14) adds that the deva was conceited, thinking he knew all about the saint ship of a Buddha, hence the enigmatic reply, in order to puzzle him (v.l. Oghatarana Sutta).

2. Ogha Sutta - Sariputta explains to Jambukhadaka the four floods: of sensual desire, of becoming, of wrong views, of ignorance. S.iv.257f.

3. Ogha Sutta - Sariputta explains the four floods to Samandaka. S.iv.261f.

4. Ogha Sutta - The Buddha instructs the monks on the four floods. S.v.59.

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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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