Pana Sutta, Pāna-sutta, Pānā-sutta: 2 definitions

Introduction

Pana 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. Pana Sutta

Just as whatsoever creatures adopt the four postares do so in dependence on the earth, so does a monk develop the seven bojjhangas, dependent on virtue. S.v.78.

2. Pana Sutta

Supposing a man were to collect all the grass, sticks, etc., in Jambudipa, and after making sticks of various sizes were to impale on them all the creatures of the ocean, creatures of all sizes, even so a majority of the minute animals would remain free, being too small to be impaled. Even thus widespread is the ruin of things, yet from such widespread ruin will be saved those who have the gift of realizing the Four Noble Truths. S.v.441.

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. Few are they who abstain from taking life, more numerous they who do not. S.v.468.

context information

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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