Thana Sutta, Thāna-sutta: 1 definition
Thana 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.
Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
1. Thana Sutta - The four kinds of persons in the world - those who live on the fruit of their efforts, not of their deeds; those who live on the fruit of their deeds, not of their efforts; those who do both; those who do neither. A.ii.135.
2. Thana Sutta - A mans virtue is to be understood only by association, his integrity by living with him, his courage by watching him in time of distress, his wisdom by conversing with him. A.ii.187ff.
3. Thana Sutta - Five things that make parents desire a son - he will help them, he will do his duty by them, he will keep up tradition, worthily possess his heritage and give merit to them when they are dead. A.iii.43.
4. Thana Sutta - The five unattainable states - ageing which brings no decay, sickening no disease, dying no death, wasting no destruction, ending no end. A.iii.54f.
5. Thana Sutta - Four occasions that exist - when action is unpleasant and unprofitable to the doer, when it is unpleasant but profitable, when it is pleasant but unprofitable, when it is both pleasant and profitable. A.ii.118f.
6. Thana Sutta - Five things which should often be contemplated by everyone - the possibility of old age, disease, death, separation from what is near and dear, and the fact that one is the result of ones own deeds - and the purposes of such contemplation. A.iii.71ff.
7. Thana Sutta - The special attainments of the inhabitants of Uttarakuru, Jambudipa and Tavatimsa respectively. A.v.396.
8. Thana Sutta - Five conditions hard to be won by a woman who has won no merit - birth in a desirable family, marriage to a desirable person, having no other wife as rival, giving birth to a son and ability to retain the husbands affection. S.iv.249.
9. Thana Sutta - The conditions that promote lust, malevolence, sloth, torpor, excitement and flurry, doubt and wavering, and the seven bojjhangas. S.v.84f.
10. Thana Sutta - The Buddha knows how things are caused and occasioned, and the fruits of actions. S.v.304.
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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