Samana Sutta: 2 definitions
Samana 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
1. Samana Sutta. A monk has three pursuits: training in the higher morality, higher thought and higher insight. He must follow these pursuits with keenness; otherwise his presence in the Order will be like that of an ass in a herd of cattle. A.i.229.
2. Samana Sutta. On the four kinds of monk to be found in the Order sotapannas, sakadagamins, anagamins and arahants. These are not to be found among the followers of contrary teachings. A.ii.238.
3. Samana Sutta. On the different names by which a Tathagata is known. A.iv.340.
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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