Patala Sutta, Pātāla-sutta: 2 definitions

Introduction

Patala 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

The worldlings speak of a bottomless pit (patala) in the mighty ocean. But the real patala is painful bodily feeling, which brings about weeping and wailing and lamentation. S.iv.206f.

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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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

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Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Pātāla, (cp. Epic Sk. pātāla an underground cave) proclivity, cliff, abyss S. I, 32, 127, 197; IV, 206; Th. 1, 1104 (see Brethren 418 for fuller explanation); J. III, 530 (here explained as a cliff in the ocean). (Page 452)

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context information

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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