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Āgama

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(Skt.). One of the four sections of the Sanskrit Buddhist canon that coincide with those of the Pāli Canon. Thus the Sanskrit Dīrgha Āgama corresponds to the Pāli Dīgha Nikāya; the Madhyama Āgama to ...
avyākṛta-vastu

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(Skt.). The four avyākṛta-vastu, or ‘questions which have not been determined (by the Buddha)’ are (1) whether the world is eternal, or not, or both, or neither; (2) whether the world is infinite in ...
I. B. Horner

I. B. Horner  

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(1896–1981).Pioneer of Pāli Buddhist studies in the West. She edited and translated many Buddhist texts, in particular, the Vinaya Piṭaka, the Majjhima Nikāya, and Milinda's Questions. She became ...
Kakacūpama Sutta

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‘The Discourse of the Saw’. The 21st sutta of the Majjhima Nikāya wherein occurs the memorable image of limbs being amputated by a saw. It is said that a monk should not give way to anger even if he ...
Madhyama Āgama

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(Skt., middle collection). Sanskrit equivalent of the Pāli Majjhima Nikāya or ‘Middle-length Discourses’, being one of the main sections of the Sūtra Piṭaka (Pāli, Sutta Piṭaka). Many of the major ...
Mahāsatipaṭṭhāna-sutta

Mahāsatipaṭṭhāna-sutta  

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Section 22 of the Dialogues of the Buddha (Dīgha Nikāya 2. 290 ff.), occurring also in Majjhima Nikāya, dealing with the cultivation of sati (see also SATIPAṬṬHĀNA).
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The second collection of the Sūtra Piṭaka of the Pāli Canon. It contains 152 suttas including some of the best

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(Skt., Madhyamāgama).

The Middle Length (second) Collection (nikāya) of the Sutta/Sūtra-piṭaka of the Pāli (Buddhist) canon (

Nikāya

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(Skt.; Pāli, assembly).1 The five collections of texts that constitute the Sūtra Piṭaka of the Pāli Canon, namely: (i) Dīgha Nikāya (Collection of Long Discourses); (ii) Majjhima Nikāya (Collection ...
Pāli Canon

Pāli Canon  

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The earliest collections of Buddhist authoritative texts, more usually known as Tipiṭaka (Tripiṭaka), ‘Three Baskets’, because the palm-leaf manuscripts were traditionally kept in three different ...
Papañcasūdanī

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Commentary on the Majjhima Nikāya, the second collection of the Sūtra Piṭaka of the Pāli Canon, compiled by Buddhaghoṣa in the 5th century ce. The colophon states that it was written at the request ...
raft parable

raft parable  

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Often-cited parable that occurs in the Discourse on the Parable of the Water Snake (Alagaddūpama Sutta) in the Majjhima Nikāya of the Pāli Canon. The parable relates to a traveller who fords a stream ...
SatipaṠṠhāna Sutta

SatipaṠṠhāna Sutta  

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Important Pāli discourse concerned with meditational practice that has provided the foundation for Buddhist meditational techniques down the ages. The discourse occurs in two places in the Pāli ...
Sūtra PiṠaka

Sūtra PiṠaka  

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(Skt; Pāli, Sutta Piṭaka). The collection or ‘basket’ of the discourses delivered or purported to have been delivered by the Buddha. An overall division into two types of Sūtra Piṭaka may be ...
TripiṠaka

TripiṠaka  

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The sacred canon of Theravada Buddhism, written in the Pali language. The name comes from Sanskrit, meaning literally ‘the three baskets or collections’.
Vacchagotta

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An ascetic (parivrājaka) whose conversations with the Buddha are mentioned several times in the Pāli Canon. It was he who posed the famous ‘undetermined’ questions (Skt., avyākṛta-vastu) in the ...
Yama

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In Hindu mythology, the first man to die. He became the guardian, judge, and ruler of the dead, and is represented as carrying a noose and riding a buffalo.

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