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Postby kirk5a » Tue Jul 03, 2012 1:08 pm

On the Wikipedia entry for "nirvana" there are citations like this:

"'the liberated mind (citta) that no longer clings' means nibbāna" (Majjhima Nikaya 2-Att. 4.68).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nirvana

How is the sutta reference number deciphered here? Can someone provide a cross-reference in the more typical style? Thanks!
"When one thing is practiced & pursued, ignorance is abandoned, clear knowing arises, the conceit 'I am' is abandoned, latent tendencies are uprooted, fetters are abandoned. Which one thing? Mindfulness immersed in the body." -AN 1.230
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Re: sutta citation style

Postby daverupa » Tue Jul 03, 2012 1:42 pm

It resembles

This is deathless: the liberation of the mind through lack of clinging/sustenance.'


from MN 106. Probably "2-Att" in that cite is referencing a commentary (atthakatha).
    "And how is it, bhikkhus, that by protecting oneself one protects others? By the pursuit, development, and cultivation of the four establishments of mindfulness. It is in such a way that by protecting oneself one protects others.

    "And how is it, bhikkhus, that by protecting others one protects oneself? By patience, harmlessness, goodwill, and sympathy. It is in such a way that by protecting others one protects oneself.
- Sedaka Sutta [SN 47.19]
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Re: sutta citation style

Postby piotr » Tue Jul 03, 2012 1:53 pm

daverupa wrote:It resembles

This is deathless: the liberation of the mind through lack of clinging/sustenance.'


from MN 106. Probably "2-Att" in that cite is referencing a commentary (atthakatha).


That's right. A commentary to the sutta says:

    aññattha ca “anupādā cittassa vimokkho”ti nibbānaṃ vuccati.
    Or elsewhere ‘the liberation of the mind through lack of clinging’ is called Unbinding (nibbāna).

Which is the quote from Wikipedia.
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Re: sutta citation style

Postby kirk5a » Tue Jul 03, 2012 10:01 pm

Excellent, thanks for the replies.
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