Sampasadaniya Sutta, Sampasādanīya-sutta: 1 definition

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In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

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Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

The twenty eighth sutta of the Digha Nikaya. The Buddha is staying at the Pavarika ambavana in Nalanda. Sariputta worships him and declares that there has been, is, and will be, no one greater than the Buddha, or wiser, as regards sambodhi. He admits, in answer to the Buddha, that he knows nothing either of past Buddhas or of future ones, and that he is unable to comprehend the Buddhas mind with his own. But he knows the lineage of the Norm (Dhammanvaya), and is able to deduce therefore the qualities of past and future

Buddhas. He then proceeds to recount the qualities and attainments in which the Buddha is unsurpassed and unsurpassable. The Buddha agrees that Sariputtas statement are in agreement with the Dhamma. Maha Udayi, who is present, declares his amazement that the Buddha, though possessed of such marvellous qualities, should yet be so serene and resigned. The sutta ends with an exhortation by the Buddha that Sariputta should often discourse on this topic to men and women that their doubts may be set at rest. D.iii.99 116.

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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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