Sila Sutta, Sīla-sutta: 2 definitions


Sila 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. Sila Sutta. The Buddha exhorts the monks to live perfect in virtue; then will they be ardent, scrupulous and resolute. A.ii.14.

2. Sila Sutta. On four persons, as regards their completeness in virtue, concentration and wisdom. A.ii.136.

3. Sila Sutta. On four persons, as regards their respect for virtue, concentration and wisdom. A.ii.136.

4. Sila Sutta. A monk who is virtuous, learned, has a pleasant and smooth speech, is able to develop the four jhanas at will, and has attained the destruction of the asavas - such a one has achieved his goal. A.iii.113.

5. Sila Sutta. A monk who has achieved virtue, concentration, insight, emancipation and the vision of emancipation such a one is worthy of offerings and homage. A.iii.134.

6. Sila Sutta. A man, wanting in morals, loses wealth through neglect; evil rumour spreads about him; he has no confidence in gatherings; he is muddled in thought; and goes, after death, to a place of ill. A.iii.252.

7. Sila Sutta. Sariputta tells Maha Kotthita, in answer to a question, that the virtuous monk should methodically ponder on the five upadana kkhandha. S.iii.167.

8. Sila Sutta. Even as the dawn is the forerunner of the sun, so is virtue the forerunner of the Noble Eightfold Path. S.v.30.

9. Sila Sutta. The benefits which come through monks being possessed of virtue, concentration, insight, release - release by knowledge and insight. S.v.67f.

10. Sila Sutta. Ananda tells Bhadda, in the Kukkutarama in Pataliputta, that the virtuous habits, spoken of by the Buddha, are those which come by cultivation of the four satipatthanas. S.v.171.

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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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