Pamada Sutta, Pamāda-sutta: 2 definitions



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

1. Two Pacceka Brahmas, Subrahma and Suddhavasa, came to see the Buddha, but finding him engaged in meditation, decided to visit a certain infatuated (pamatta) Brahma in a certain Brahma world. On their suggesting to him that he should visit the Buddha, he reproduced himself one thousand times and said he had greater iddhi power than the Buddha. But Subrahma reproduced himself two thousand times, and pointed out that the Buddhas iddhi power exceeded theirs. It is said that the infatuated Brahma visited the Buddha later. S.i.146f.

2. Another name for the Appaka Sutta (q.v.).

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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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