Vihara Sutta, Vihāra-sutta: 2 definitions



Vihara 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)

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Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

1. Vihara Sutta. On the nine kinds of abiding (vihara) in the four jhanas and in the spheres of infinite space, infinite consciousness, nothingness, neither perception nor non perception, and in the sphere where feeling and perception have ended. A.iv.410.

2. Vihara Sutta. On the nine attainments of gradual abiding, similar to Sutta 1, the abiding being the same.

3. Vihara Sutta. See the Padesavihara Sutta.

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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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