Vatta Sutta; 2 Definition(s)

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In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

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Sariputta addresses the monks at Savatthi on the seven bojjhanga and of his ability to abide in any of these according to his desire; just as a nobleman possessed of many robes can don whichever he desires. S.v.70f.

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

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1) Vatta, 4 at J. V, 443 is corrupt for vaṇṭha cripple. (Page 598)

2) Vatta, 3 (vyatta, Sk. vyātta, of vi+ā+) opened wide Vin. III, 37; J. V, 268 (vatte mukhe). (Page 597)

3) Vatta, 2 (nt.) (cp. Sk. vaktra & P. vattar) the mouth (lit. “speaker”) Pgdp 55 (sūci-vatto mah’odaro peto). (Page 597)

4) Vatta, 1 (nt.) (orig. pp. of vattati) 1. that which is done, which goes on or is customary, i.e. duty, service, custom, function Vin. II, 31; Sn. 294, 393 (gahaṭṭha°); Vism. 188 (cetiy’aṅgaṇa° etc.); DhA. I, 92 (ācariya°); VbhA. 354 (gata-paccāgata°); VvA. 47 (gāma°).—2. (for vata2) observance, vow, virtue D. III, 9 (the 7 vattapadāni, diff. from those enumd under vata-pada); Nd1 66 (sīlañ ca vattañ ca), 92 (hatthi° etc. : see vata2 2), 104 (°suddhi), 106 (id.), 188 (giving 8 dhutaṅgas as vattas).

—paṭivatta all kinds of practices or duties J. I, 67; II, 103; III, 339; IV, 298; Miln. 416 (sucarita°); DhA. I, 13 sq.; II, 277; IV, 28. —bbata the usual custom DhA. IV, 44; C on S. I, 36 § 2 and on S. II, 18 § 4 sq. —sampanna one who keeps all observances VbhA. 297 (where the foll. vattāni are enumd: 82 khuddaka-vattāni. 14 mahā°, cetiyaṅgaṇa°, bodhiyaṅgaṇa°, pānīyamāḷa°, uposathāgāra°, āgantuka°, gamika°). (Page 597)

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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