Vasa Sutta: 2 definitions



Vasa 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»] — Vasa Sutta in Theravada glossary
Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

Seven things, skill in which enables a monk to turn his mind according to his wish and not to turn himself according to his mind. A.iv.34.

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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

[«previous next»] — Vasa Sutta in Pali glossary
Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary

Vasa, (m. & nt.) (cp. Vedic vaśa; vaś to be eager, to desire) power, authority, control, influence S. I, 43, 240 (kodho vo vasam āyātu: shall be in your power; vasa=āṇāpavattana K. S. I. 320); M. I, 214 (bhikkhu cittaṃ vasaṃ vatteti, no ca cittassa vasena vattati: he brings the heart under his control, but is not under the influence of the heart); Sn. 297, 315, 578, 586, 968; Sdhp. 264.—The Instr. vasena is used as an adv. in meaning “on account of, because” e.g. mahaggha-vasena mahâraha “costly on account of its great worth” PvA. 77; cp. J. I, 94; PvA. 36 (putta°); Mhvs 33, 92 (paṭisanthāra°).—frequent in phrase vase (Loc.) vattati to be in somebody’s power J. V, 316 (te vase vattati), cp. M. I, 214 (cittassa vasena vattati) & 231 (vatteti te tasmiṃ vaso have you power over that?); trs. vase vatteti to get under control, to get into one’s power J. IV, 415 (attano vase vattetvā); V, 316 (rājāno attano v. v.); DhA. II, 14 (rājānaṃ attano v. v.), cp. M. I, 214 (vasan vatteti) & PvA. 89 (vasaṃ vattento).—Note. The compn form in connection with kṛ and bhū is vasī° (q. v.).

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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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