Sakkapanha-sutta, Sakkapañha-sutta, Sakka-pañha-sutta, Sakka-panha-sutta: 1 definition


Sakkapanha-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)

[«previous next»] — Sakkapanha-sutta in Theravada glossary
Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

The twenty first of the Digha Nikaya (D.ii.263 89). Sakka visits the Buddha at the Indasalaguha in Vediyagiri, and, having obtained leave from the Buddha through Pancasikha, asks a series of fourteen questions on the causes of

malice and avarice, favour and disfavour, of desire, of mental preoccupation, obsession (papanca), happiness (somanassa), sorrow (domanassa), equanimity, good behaviour of body and speech (as enjoined in the Patimokkha), right pursuit (pariyesana), control of the sense faculties, the presence of divers persuasions (aneka dhatu), and failure in attaining the right ideal.

For details of this visit see Sakka. A summary of the Sutta is given at DA.iii.738.

The Sutta also contains the story of the Sakiyan maiden Gopika. Sakka is greatly pleased with the Buddhas answers, and, together with eighty thousand devas, becomes a Sotapanna.

In order to show his gratitude to Pancasikha, he obtains for him as his wife, Timbarus daughter, Bhadda Suriyavaccasa.

The sutta is quoted by name at S.iii.13.

Buddhaghosa says that the sutta comes under the Vedalla division. DA.i.24; also Gv.67.

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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