Sanna Sutta, Saññā-sutta: 2 definitions


Sanna 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.

In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

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Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

1. Sanna Sutta. The thought of foulness, death, peril, cloying of food, distaste these, if cultivated, are of great advantage. A.iii.79.

2. Sanna Sutta. The thoughts of impermanence, of not self, death the cloying of food, distaste these, if developed, lead to great profit. A.iii.79.

3. Sanna Sutta. To get rid of thoughts of sense desire, ill will and harm, their opposites must be cultivated. A.iii.446.

4. Sanna Sutta. Thoughts of impermanence, not self, unlovely things, peril, renunciation, dispassion, ending these lead to growth and not to decline. A.iv.24.

5. Sanna Sutta. Thoughts of the unattractive, death, cloying of food, all world discontent, impermanence, of all therein, of no self in ill are of great advantage. A.iv.46.

6. Sanna Sutta. The same as (5), in greater detail. A.iv.47.

7. Sanna Sutta. Same as (5), with the addition of thoughts of abandoning, fading, and ending. A.v.105.

8. Sanna Sutta. The same as (2), with the addition of thoughts of the skeleton, worms, discoloured corpse, fissured corpse, and swollen corpse. A.v.106.

9. Sanna Sutta. If a recluse develops the thoughts that he has come to the state of being an outcast, that his life is dependent on others, that he must now behave differently that will develop in him the seven conditions. A.v.210f.

10. Sanna Sutta. Diversity of thoughts is due to diversity of elements; hence arises diversity of aims, desires, yearnings, and quests. S.ii.143.

11. Sanna Sutta. Perception of a visible object is fleeting. S.ii.247.

12. Sanna Sutta. Perception of body is impermanent; likewise sound, scent, etc. S.iii.227.

13. Sanna Sutta. See Aniccata Sutta.

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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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