Sangiti Sutta, aka: Saṅgīti-sutta; 1 Definition(s)


Sangiti 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)

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The thirty third sutta of the Digha Nikaya (D.iii.207ff), preached at Ubbhataka, the new Mote Hall of the Mallas of Pava. They had invited the Buddha to consecrate it by preaching there, and this he did until late into the night. Then, seeing that his audience wished for more, he asked Sariputta to continue the preaching while he himself rested. Sariputta therefore preached the Sangiti Sutta, at the end of which the Buddha expressed his great appreciation of Sariputtas exposition.

This sutta, like the Dasuttara, is arranged in a new plan - which is regularly followed in the Anguttara Nikaya of grouping the points or chief items brought forward, numerically, in arithmetical progression - in this case 1 to 10. This scheme is a kind of thematic index to the doctrines scattered through the Four Nikayas.

The Sarvastivadins held this Sutta in high esteem, and included it (under the name of Sangitipariyaya) among the seven books constituting their Abhidhamma Pitaka. The Tibetan recensions attribute the Sutta to Maha Kotthita. See Takakusus article on the Sarvastivadins (J.P.T.S. 1904 5).

The sutta treats of the dasadhamma (or ten conditions) in much the same way as the Puggala Pannatti deals with the dasapuggala (ten individuals).

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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