Parisa Sutta, aka: Parisā-sutta; 2 Definition(s)

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1. Parisa Sutta. The four corrupters of a company: a monk, a nun, a male disciple and a female disciple, if they are immoral. A.ii.225.

2. Parisa Sutta. On the three companies: the company trained in bombast, the company trained in enquiry, and the company trained according to its bent. A.i.285.

3. Parisa Sutta. On the eight assemblies: khattiya, brahmana, householder, samana, Catummaharajika, Tavatimsa, Mara and Brahma. The Buddha visits them all and preaches to them. A.iv.307f.

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
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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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Parisā, (f.) (cp. Vedic pariṣad; in R. V, also pariṣad as adj. surrounding, lit. “sitting round, ” fr. pari+sad.—In Pāli the cons. stem has passed into a vocalic ā-stem, with the only preservation of cons. Loc. sg. parisati Vin. IV, 285; A. II, 180 (ī); J. V, 61; DA. I, 141 and parisatiṃ M. I, 68; A. II, 180 (v. l.); J. V, 332, besides the regular forms parisāyaṃ (Loc. sg.) Vin. II, 296; A. V, 70; and parisāsu (Loc. pl.) S. II, 27; It. 64) surrounding people, group, collection, company, assembly, association, multitude. Var. typical sets of assemblies are found in the Canon, viz, eight assemblies (khattiya°, brāhmaṇa°, gahapati°, samaṇa°, Cātummahārājika°, Tāvatiṃsa°, Māra°, Brahma°, or the assemblies of nobles, brahmins, householders, wanderers, of the angel hosts of the Guardian Kings, of the Great Thirty-Three, of the Māras, and of the Brahmās) D. II, 109; III, 260; M. I, 72; A. IV, 307. ‹-› four assemblies (the first four of the above) at D. III, 236; Nd1 163; other four, representing the Buddha’s Order (bhikkhu°, bhikkhunī°, upāsaka°, upāsikā°, or the ass. of bhikkhus, nuns, laymen and female devotees; cp. same enumn at Divy 299) S. II, 218; A. V, 10; cp. J. I, 40 (catu-parisa-majjhe), 85 (id.), 148 (id.).—two assemblies (viz. Brahma°, Māra°) at D. III, 260; allegorically two groups of people (viz. sāratta-rattā & asāratta-rattā) M. II, 160=A. I, 70 sq.—For var. uses of the word see the foll. passages: Vin. II, 188, 296 (rājaparisā); III, 12 (Bhagavā mahatiyā parisāya parivuto surrounded by a great multitude); IV, 153 (Gen. parisāya); M. I, 153 (nevāpika°); II, 160; III, 47; S. I, 155 (brahma°), 162 sarājikā p.), 177; A. I, 25 (mahā°), 70 (uttānā p.), 71 (ariya°), 242 (tisso p.); II, 19 (°āya mando), 133, 183, 185 (deva°); III, 253 (khattiya°); IV, 80, 114; It. 64 (upāsakā °sāsu virocare); Sn. 349, 825 sq.; J. I, 151, 264; VI, 224 (omissaka°); Pv III, 96; Miln. 187, 249, 359 (38 rāja-parisā, or divisions of the royal retinue); PvA. 2, 6, 12, 21, 78 and passim; Sdhp. 277. saparisa together with the assembly Vin. IV, 71; adv. °ṃ ThA. 69.—Note. The form of parisā as first part of a cpd. is parisa° (=*parisad, which laṭter is restored in cpd. parisaggata=*parisad-gata).—See also pārisagga.

—antare within the assembly J. III, 61.—âvacara one who moves in the society, i.e. the Brotherhood of the Bhikkhus A. IV, 314; V, 10.—gata (ggata) having entered a company Sn. 397 (=pūga-majjha-gata SnA 377); Pug. 29.—ññū knowing the assembly A. III, 148; IV, 113 (+kālaññū puggalaññū), cp. D. III, 252.—dussana defilement of the Assembly A. II, 225 (opp. °sobhaṇā).—pariyanta the outer circle of the congregation DhA. I, 67; III, 172.—majjhe in the midst of the assembly J. I, 267; II, 352; PvA. 11.—sārajja being afraid of the a. Miln. 196=Nd2 470 (so read for parisārajja). (Page 437)

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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