Sukha Vagga, aka: Sukha Sutta; 2 Definition(s)


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1. Sukha Vagga. The fifteenth chapter of the Dhammapada.

2. Sukha Vagga. The seventh chapter of the Eka Nipata of the Anguttara Nikaya. A.i.80f.

1. Sukha Sutta. A monk who delights in Dhamma, in growth, in renunciation, in solitude, in being free of ill will, and in non diffuseness - such a one lives in happiness and contentment and will entirely destroy the asavas. A.iii.431.

2. Sukha Sutta. Two discussions between Sariputta and the Paribbajaka Samandakani at Nalakagamaka. A.v.120.

Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
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Sukha, (adj. -n.) (Vedic sukha; in R. V. only of ratha; later generally) agreeable, pleasant, blest Vin. I, 3; Dh. 118, 194, 331; Sn. 383; paṭipadā, pleasant path, easy progress A. II, 149 sq.; Dhs. 178; kaṇṇa-s. pleasant to the ear D. I, 4; happy, pleased D. II, 233.—nt. sukhaṃ wellbeing, happiness, ease; ideal, success Vin. I, 294; D. I, 73 sq.; M. I, 37; S. I, 5; A. III, 355 (deva-manussānaṃ); It. 47; Dh. 2; Sn. 67; Dhs. 10; DhsA. 117; PvA. 207 (lokiya° worldly happiness).—kāyika sukkha bodily welfare Tikp 283; cp. Cpd. 1121; sāmisaṃ s. material happiness A. I, 81; III, 412; VbhA. 268. On relation to pīti (joy) see Vism. 145 (saṅkhāra-kkhandha-saṅgahitā pīti, vedanā-kkhandha-saṅgahitaṃ sukhaṃ) and Cpd. 56, 243.—Defined further at Vism. 145 & 461 (iṭṭha-phoṭṭhabb-ânubhavana-lakkhaṇaṃ; i.e. of the kind of experiencing pleasant contacts).—Two kinds, viz. kāyika & cetasika at Ps. I, 188; several other pairs at A. I, 80; three (praise, wealth, heaven) It. 67; another three (manussa°, dibba°, nibbāna°) DhA. III, 51; four (possessing, making good use of possessions, having no debts, living a blameless life) A. II, 69.—gātha-bandhana-sukh’atthaṃ for the beauty of the verse J. II, 224.—Opp. asukha D. III, 222, 246; Sn. 738; or dukkha, with which often combd (e.g. Sn. 67, 873, with spelling dukha at both pass.).—Cases: Instr. sukhena with comfort, happily, through happiness Th. 1, 220; DhsA. 406; Acc. sukhaṃ comfortably, in happiness; yathā s. according to liking PvA. 133; sukhaṃ seti to rest in ease, to lie well S. I, 41; A. I, 136; Dh. 19, 201; J. I, 141. Cp. sukhasayita.—s. edhati to thrive, prosper S. I, 217; Dh. 193; Sn. 298; cp. sukham-edha Vin. III, 137 (with Kern’s remarks Toev. II. 83). s. viharati to live happily, A. I, 96; III, 3; Dh. 379.—Der. sokhya.

—atthin fem.—nī longing for happiness Mhvs 6, 4. —āvaha bringing happiness, conducive to ease S. I, 2 sq. , 55; Dh. 35; J. II, 42. —indriya the faculty of ease S. V, 209 sq.; Dhs. 452; It. 15, 52. —udraya (sometimes spelt °undriya) having a happy result A. I, 97; Ps. I, 80; Pv IV. 178 (=sukha-vipāka PvA. 243); Vv 318. —ūpaharaṇa happy offering, luxury J. I, 231. —edhita read as sukhe ṭhita (i.e. being happy) at Vin. III, 13 & S. V, 351 (v. l. sukhe ṭhita); also at DhA. I, 165; cp. J. VI, 219. —esin looking for pleasure Dh. 341. —kāma longing for happiness M. I, 341; S. IV, 172, 188. —da giving pleasure Sn. 297. —dhamma a good state M. I, 447. —nisinna comfortably seated J. IV, 125. —paṭisaṃvedin experiencing happiness Pug. 61. —ppatta come to well-being, happy J. III, 112. —pharaṇatā diffusion of well-being, ease Nett 89 (among the constituents of samādhi). —bhāgiya participating in happiness Nett 120 sq. , 125 sq. , 239 (the four s. dhammā are indriyasaṃvara, tapasaṃkhāta puññadhamma, bojjhaṅgabhāvanā and sabbūpadhipaṭinissaggasaṅkhāta nibbāna). —bhūmi a soil of ease, source of ease Dhs. 984; DhsA. 346. —yānaka an easy-going cart DhA 325. —vinicchaya discernment of happiness M. III, 230 sq. —vipāka resulting in happiness, ease D. I, 51; A. I, 98; DA. I, 158. —vihāra dwelling at ease S. V, 326. —vihārin dwelling at ease, well at ease D. I, 75; Dhs. 163; J. I, 140. —saṃvāsa pleasant to associate with Dh. 207. —saññin conceiving happiness, considering as happiness A. II, 52. —samuddaya origin of bliss It. 16, 52. —samphassa pleasant to touch Dhs. 648. —sammata deemed a plea‹-› sure Sn. 760. —sayita well embedded (in soil), of seeds A. III, 404=D. II, 354. (Page 716)

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
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