Sappa Sutta: 2 definitions


Sappa 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. Sappa Sutta. Once, when the Buddha was staying at the Kalandakanivapa in Veluvana, Mara appeared before him in the shape of a monstrous cobra and tried to frighten him. But the Buddha, recognizing him, said that Buddhas knew no fear. S.i.106f.

2. Sappa Sutta. The five disadvantages in a black snake, and the same disadvantages in a woman they are unclean, evil smelling, timid, fearful and betray friends. A.iii.260.

3. Sappa Sutta. Same as (2), the qualities being anger, ill will, poison (passion in a woman), forked tongue and treachery. A.iii.260.

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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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