Vitakka Sutta: 2 definitions



Vitakka 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. Vitakka Sutta. Sense desire thinking is got rid of by renunciation, ill will thinking and harm thinking by the cultivation of their opposites. A.iii.446.

2. Vitakka Sutta. Concentration accompanied by thought, both directed and sustained, only sustained, neither directed nor sustained, is the path which leads to the Uncompounded. S.iv.360.

3. Vitakka Sutta. Thoughts of lust, hatred, and delusion are unprofitable. Thoughts of ill, its cause, etc., are concerned with profit. S.v.417.

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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