Parinibbana Sutta, Parinibbāna-sutta: 2 definitions


Parinibbana 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. Parinibbana Sutta

An account of the death of the Buddha at Kusinara. It contains the last words of the Buddha and stanzas of Sahampati, Sakka and Anuruddha, uttered immediately after his death. S.i.157; cp. D.ii.156f.; on their difference, see KS.i.196, n.1.

2. Parinibbana Sutta

On the complete passing away. A.iv.254.

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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