Sakka Sutta, Sakkā-sutta: 2 definitions

Introduction

Sakka 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. Sakka Sutta. Mahanama visits the Buddha at Nigrodharama, where he was convalescing, and questions him regarding knowledge and concentration. Ananda, wishing to save the Buddhas strength, takes Mahanama aside and talks to him of sila, samadhi and panna, both of the learner (sekha) and of the adept (asekha). A.i.219f.

2. Sakka Sutta. A large number of Sakiyans visit the Buddha at Nigrodharama, and he impresses on them the very great advantage of keeping the fast day well. A.v.83.

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

Sakkā, (indecl.) (originally Pot. of sakkoti=Vedic śakyāt; cp. Prk. sakkā with Pischel’s explanation in Prk. Gr. § 465. A corresponding formation, similar in meaning, is labbhā (q. v.)) possible (lit. one might be able to); in the older language still used as a Pot. , but later reduced to an adv. with infin. E. g. sakkā sāmaaññphalaṃpaññāpetuṃ would one be able to point out a result of samaṇaship, D. I, 51; khādituṃ na sakkā, one could not eat, J. II, 16; na sakkā maggo akkhātuṃ, the way cannot be shown, Mil 269; sakkā etaṃ mayā ñātuṃ? can I ascertain this? D. I, 187; sakkā honti imāni aṭṭha sukhāni vindituṃ, these eight advantages are able to be enjoyed, J. I, 8; sakkā etaṃ abhavissa kātuṃ, this would be possible to do, D. I, 168; imaṃ sakkā gaṇhituṃ, this one we can take J. IV, 219. See also SnA 338, 376 (=labbhā); PvA. 12, 69, 96. (Page 660)

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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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