Sattabhariya Sutta, Sattabhariyā-sutta: 1 definition



Sattabhariya 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

Once, when the Buddha visited Anathapindikas house, he heard a great noise, and when he asked the reason for this, he was told that it was due to Anathapindikas daughter in law, Sujata, who had come from a wealthy family and would not listen to anyones advice. The Buddha sent for her and told her of seven kinds of wives in the world the slayer, the robber, the mistress, the mother, the sister, the companion, the handmaid and described their qualities. Sujata, much impressed, said that henceforth she would be a handmaid (A.iv.91f).

The Commentary says (AA.ii.724) that she was established in the Refuges; but see Sujata.

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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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