Suttantika: 2 definitions


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Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

suttantika : (adj.) one who has learnt a portion or the whole of the Suttapiṭaka.

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

Suttantika, versed in the Suttantas. A suttantika bhikkhu is one who knows the Suttas (contrasted with vinayadhara, who knows the rules of the Vinaya) Vin. II, 75. Cp. dhamma C 1 & piṭaka.—Vin. I, 169; II, 75, 161; III, 159; J. I, 218; Miln. 341; Vism. 41, 72, 93; KhA 151. —duka the Suttanta pairs, the pairs of terms occurring in the Suttantas Dhs. 1296 sq.; —vatthūni the physical bases of spiritual exercise in the Suttantas Ps. I, 186. (Page 718)

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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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