Upassaya Sutta: 2 definitions



Upassaya 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.

In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Upassaya Sutta in Theravada glossary
Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

Ananda, with great difficulty, persuades Maha Kassapa to accompany him to a settlement of nuns. Maha Kassapa goes and preaches to them, but Thulla Tissa, not being pleased with the sermon, upbraids Maha Kassapa for what she calls his impertinence in preaching when Ananda is present. How does the needle pedlar deem he could sell a needle to the needle maker? Kassapa is upset, and Ananda asks for forgiveness in the nuns name, for women, he says, are foolish, and one must be indulgent to them. Kassapa reminds the audience that it was he himself and not Ananda who was declared by the Buddha to be the Buddhas equal in the attainment of the jhanas. S.ii.214.

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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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