Viraga Sutta, aka: Virāga-sutta; 2 Definition(s)


Viraga 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)

[Viraga Sutta in Theravada glossaries]

1. Viraga Sutta. The Buddha teaches non attachment and the path thereto. S.iv.371.

2. Viraga Sutta. Dispassion is the aim of the holy life as taught by the Buddha, and the way thereto is the Noble Eightfold Path. S.v.27.

3. Viraga Sutta. The idea of dispassion, if cultivated, leads to great profit. S.v.133.

4. Viraga Sutta. The four satipatthanas, if cultivated, lead to dispassion. S.v.179.

(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

[Viraga Sutta in Pali glossaries]

Virāga, (vi+rāga) 1. absence of rāga, dispassionateness, indifference towards (Abl. or Loc.) disgust, absence of desire, destruction of passions; waning, fading away, cleansing, purifying; emancipation, Arahantship. ‹-› D. III, 130 sq. 136 sq. 222, 243, 251, 290; S. I, 136; III, 19 sq. 59 sq. 163, 189; IV, 33 sq. 47, 226, 365; V, 226, 255, 361; A. I, 100, 299; II, 26; III, 35, 85, 325 sq.; IV, 146 sq. 423 sq.; V, 112, 359; Th. 1, 599; Sn. 795; Ps. II, 220 sq.; Nd1 100; Kvu 600=Dh. 273=Nett 188 (virāgo seṭṭho dhammānaṃ); Dhs. 163; Nett 16, 29; Vism. 290 (khaya° & accanta°) 293.—Often nearly synonymous with nibbāna, in the description of which it occurs frequently in foll. formula: taṇhakkhaya virāga nirodha nibbāna, e.g. S. I, 136; Vin. I, 5; A. II, 118; It. 88;— or combd with nibbidā virāga nirodha upasama . . . nibbāna, e.g. M. I, 431; S. II, 223; cp. nibbāna II. B1 & III, 8.—In other connection (more objectively as “destruction”): aniccatā saṅkhārānaṃ etc. vipariṇāma virāga nirodha, e.g. S. III, 43; (as “ceasing, fading away”: ) khaya(-dhamma liable to), vaya°, virāga°, nirodha° M. I, 500; S. II, 26.—2. colouring, diversity or display of colour, dye, hue (=rāga 1) J. I, 89 (nānā°-samujjala blazing forth different colours); 395 (nānā° variously dyed); PvA. 50 (nānā°-vaṇṇa-samujjala). (Page 634)

(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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