Vijaya Sutta, Vijayā-sutta: 2 definitions


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In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

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Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

The eleventh sutta of the Sutta Nipata.

According to Buddhaghosa (SNA.i.241f), this sutta was preached on two occasions: once to Janapadakalyani Nanda, following her attainment of sotapatti, in order to help her to higher attainment- and again when the Buddha took the monks to the funeral of Sirima, sister of Jivaka. The sutta is also called the Kayavicchandanika Sutta.

The sutta is a discourse on the foul nature of the body, full of impurities flowing in nine streams; when dead, nobody cares for it. Only a monk, possessed of wisdom, understands it and reflects on its worthlessness. SN. vs. 193-206; cf. J.i.146.

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. Contains the story of Maras temptation of Vijaya Theri. S.i.130.

context information

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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