Sunnata Vagga, aka: Suññatā-vagga; 2 Definition(s)


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In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

[Sunnata Vagga in Theravada glossaries]

The thirteenth section of the Majjhima Nikaya, containing suttas 121-130. M.iii.104ff.

(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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Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

[Sunnata Vagga in Pali glossaries]

Suññatā, (f.) (abstr. fr. suñña) emptiness, “void, ” unsubstantiality, phenomenality; freedom from lust, ill-will, and dullness, Nibbāna M. III, 111; Kvu 232; DhsA. 221; Nett 118 sq. , 123 sq. , 126; Miln. 16; Vism. 333 (n’atthi; suñña; vivitta; i, e. abhāva, suññatā, vivitt’‹-› ākāra), 578 (12 fold, relating to the Paṭiccasamuppāda), 653 sq.; VbhA. 262 (atta°, attaniya°, niccabhāva°).

—pakāsana the gospel of emptiness DA. I, 99, 123; —paṭisaṃyutta relating to the Void, connected with Nibbāna A. I, 72=III, 107=S. II, 267; DA. I, 100 sq.; Miln. 16; —vihāra dwelling in the concept of emptiness Vin. II, 304; M. III, 104, 294. See on term e.g. Cpd. 69; Kvu trsln 142, n. 4. (Page 717)

(Source): Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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