Sekha Sutta: 2 definitions


Sekha 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. Sekha Sutta. A pupil is one who is under training in the higher morality, the higher thought and the higher insight. A.i.231.

2. Sekha Sutta. On five things leading to decline in a monks training: delight in business, in gossip, in sleeping, in company, and want of reflection on the mind as freed. A.iii.116.

3. Sekha Sutta. The same as (2) above, but in greater detail under each head. A.iii.117f.

4. Sekha Sutta. On six things which lead to failure in a monks training: delight in worldly activity, in talk, in sleep, in company, want of restraint in the senses, immoderate eating. A.iii.329.

5. Sekha Sutta. On seven things: the six given in sutta (4), to which is added inattention to business of the Order. A.iv.24.

6. Sekha Sutta. The learner (sekha) is one imperfectly possessed of right view, etc. S.iv.14.

7. Sekha Sutta. A detailed explanation of the difference between a learner (sekka) and an adept (asekha). S.v.229f.

8. Sekha Sutta. Preached by Ananda at Kapilavatthu, in the new Mote hall of the Licchavis. The Buddha preached until late into the night and then asked Ananda, to continue, suggesting to him as a topic the training of an adept (asekha). Ananda explained in detail how a monk could be virtuous, watchful over his senses, temperate in eating, vigilant, established in the seven virtuous qualities (faith, etc.), and be able at will to induce the four jhanas. M.i.353ff.

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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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