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ānupubbīkathā {pi}

Pāḷi; √ ānupubbī + kathā
alt. sp.: IPA: ɑːn̪upubbiːkət̪ʰɑː, Velthuis: aanupubbiikathaa, readable: aanupubbiikathaa, simple: anupubbikatha
translation ~:
khmer: អានុបុព្ពីកថា
thai: อานุปุพฺพีกถา
sinhal.: ආනුපුබ්බීකථා
burm.: အာနုပုဗ္ဗီကထာ


[dic] ānupubbīkathā (anupubbikatha)

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ATI Glossary

ānupubbī-kathā: Gradual instruction. The Buddha's method of teaching Dhamma that guides his listeners progressively through increasingly advanced topics: generosity (see dāna), virtue (see sīla), heavens, drawbacks, renunciation, and the four noble truths. [ more ]


Buddhist Dictionary

by late Ven. Nyanalokita Thera:

ānupubbī-kathā: 'gradual instruction', progressive sermon; given by the Buddha when it was necessary to prepare first the listener's mind before speaking to him on the advanced teaching of the Four Noble Truths. The stock passage (e.g. DN 3; DN 14; MN 56) runs as follows:

“Then the Blessed One gave him a gradual instruction - that is to say, he spoke on liberality (see 'giving', dāna), on moral conduct (sīla) and on the heaven (sagga); he explained the peril, the vanity and the depravity of sensual pleasures, and the advantage of renunciation. When the Blessed One perceived that the listener's mind was prepared, pliant, free from obstacles, elevated and lucid; then he explained to him that exalted teaching particular to the Buddhas (buddhānaṁ sāmukkaṅsikadesanā), that is: suffering, its cause, its ceasing, and the path.”


PTS Dictionary

by the Pali Text Society:


Glossary Thanissaro

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Illustrated Glossary of Pāli Terms

by Ven. Varado Maha Thera:

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See also

Suttas and Dhammadesanā

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