Padhana Sutta, Padhāna-sutta: 2 definitions


Padhana 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. Padhana Sutta

The four kinds of effort: to restrain, to abandon to develop, and to preserve. A.ii.74.

2. Padhana Sutta

Four qualities which show that their possessor has entered on the path to surety, and that he is definitely bent on the destruction of the asavas: virtue, learning, ardent energy, wisdom. A.ii.76.

3. Padhana Sutta

The Buddha describes how, when he gave himself up to meditation in order to win Enlightenment, Mara (Namuci) came to tempt him with his eightfold army of lust, discontent, hunger and thirst, craving, cowardice, doubt, hypocrisy and stupor. But the Buddha was firm, and Mara retired discomfited. SN.vs.425 49.

4. Padhana Sutta

The four right efforts: for the non arising of evil, for the abandoning of evil, for the arising of profitable states, and for the increase and fulfilment of such states. A.ii.15; cp. D.ii.120; M.ii.11, etc.

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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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