Samiddhi Sutta; 2 Definition(s)

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Samiddhi 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.

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Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

[Samiddhi Sutta in Theravada glossaries]

1. Samiddhi Sutta. The story of a nymph who tried to tempt Samiddhi Thera. The story is similar to the introductory story of the Samiddhi Jataka, but the discussion between Samiddhi and the devata is given at greater length. When Samiddhi told her of his aim in leading the religious life, she wished to know more of the Buddhas teaching, and asked him to find an opportunity for her to see the Buddha. This Samiddhi did, and the Buddha preached to her. S.i.8 ff.

2. Samiddhi Sutta. Describes the unsuccessful attempt of Mara to frighten Samiddhi Thera (q.v.). Mara made a tremendous noise near him, and Samiddhi sought the Buddhas advice. The Buddha explained to him that the noise was made by Mara, and the next time he came Samiddhi challenged him to do his worst. S.i.119 f.

3. Samiddhi Sutta. Preached at the Kalandakanivapa in Veluvana, in answer to Samiddhis question as to what Mara is and what are his distinguishing qualities. S.iv.38f.

4. Samiddhi Sutta. Records a lesson given by Sariputta to Samiddhi on sankappavitakka (purposive thoughts). A.iv.385 f.

(Source): Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
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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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[Samiddhi Sutta in Pali glossaries]

Samiddhi, (f.) (fr. samijjhati) success, prosperity Dh. 84; S. I, 200. (Page 686)

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