Samudda Sutta; 2 Definition(s)


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Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

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1. Samudda Sutta. Two or three drops of water, if taken from the sea, are infinitesimal compared with what is left. S.ii.136 f.

2. Samudda Sutta. In the discipline of the Ariyans it is sight, sounds, etc., which constitute the ocean. The world is, for the most part, plunged therein. S.iv.157.

3. Samudda Sutta. The same as sutta (1). For the person who has understanding the dukkha which he has destroyed is infinitesimal compared with what remains in the world. S.v.463.

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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Samudda Sutta in Pali glossary... « previous · [S] · next »

Samudda, (cp. Vedic samudra, fr. saṃ+udra, water) a (large) quantity of water, e.g. the Gaṅges; the sea, the ocean D. I, 222; M. I, 493; A. I, 243; II, 48 sq.; III, 240; D. III, 196, 198; S. I, 6, 32, 67; J. I, 230; IV, 167, 172; Dh. 127; Nd1 353; SnA 30; PvA. 47, 104, 133, 271; explained by adding sāgara, S. II, 32; four oceans S. II, 180, 187; ThA. 111. Often characterized as mahā° the great ocean, e.g. Vin. II, 237; A. I, 227; II, 55; III, 52; IV, 101; SnA 371; DhA. III, 44. Eight qualities: A. IV, 198, 206; popular etymology Miln. 85 sq. (viz. “yattakaṃ udakaṃ tattakaṃ loṇaṃ, ” and vice versa); the eye etc. (the senses), an ocean which engulfs all beings S. IV, 157 (samudda=mahā udakarāsi).—Cp. sāmuddika.

—akkhāyikā (f.) tales about the origin of the sea, cosmogony Vin. I, 188; M. I, 513 sq.; D. I, 8; DA. I, 91. —ṭṭhaka situated in the ocean J. VI, 158. —vīci a wave of the ocean Vism. 63. (Page 688)

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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