Parabhava Sutta, Parābhava-sutta: 2 definitions


Parabhava 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. Parabhava Sutta

The sixth sutta of the Sutta Nipata, preached on the day after that of the preaching of the Mangala Sutta. In the latter the Buddha had spoken of the ways of progress; the devas then wished to hear how beings deteriorated, and, at their request, Sakka sent a deva to ask the Buddha who, thereupon, preached this discourse. It is said that at the conclusion of the sutta countless beings realized the Truth. SNA.i.169 74.

The sutta deals with various causes, which lead to the decay and corruption of beings. Having well considered all the various ways of destruction, the wise man avoids them and, being endowed with insight, attains to happiness. SN.vs.91-115.

2. Parabhava Sutta

Seven conditions that bring about loss. A.iv.26f.

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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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