Pakkanta Sutta: 2 definitions
Pakkanta 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.
Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
The Buddha addresses the monks at Gijjhakuta, soon after Devadatta had seceded from the order, and tells them that Devadattas gain was his ruin, in the same way as the flowering of the plaintain, the bamboo and the rush. S.ii.241.
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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