Patala Sutta, Pātāla-sutta: 2 definitions
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.
Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)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.
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).
Languages of India and abroad
Pali-English dictionarySource: 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)
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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