Simsapa Sutta, aka: Simsapā-sutta; 1 Definition(s)

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In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

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The Buddha, while staying in Simsapavana in Kosambi, takes up a handful of leaves and tells the monks that the things he has discovered and not revealed, compared to those he has revealed, are as the handful of leaves to the leaves in the forest. What he has not revealed does not conduce to tranquillity, Nibbana. He has revealed Ill, its cause, cessation, and the way thereto; this does conduce to Nibbana. S.v.437.

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
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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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