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Nipata Sutta

Postby bongrf » Fri Aug 30, 2013 12:07 am

I have been trying to find a sutta which talks about personality types and I think suggests meditation approaches that are suited to each. I think this may be in the Nipata Sutta. Can anyone out there help me find the text that I'm looking for on line.
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Re: Nipata Sutta

Postby retrofuturist » Fri Aug 30, 2013 1:02 am

Greetings,

There might be something in the suttas, but the most commonly known analysis of personality types (caritas) in Theravada Buddhism is found in Buddhaghosa's Visuddhimagga.

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Re: Nipata Sutta

Postby David N. Snyder » Fri Aug 30, 2013 3:54 pm

I believe it is the Puggalapannatti of the Abhidhamma Pitaka which also discusses personality types. A more simple and quick chart is this one:

http://www.dhammawiki.com/index.php?tit ... typography

which is based on the Satipaṭṭhāna Sutta.
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Re: Nipata Sutta

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Re: Nipata Sutta

Postby bongrf » Sun Sep 01, 2013 6:33 pm

Thanks everyone. Will be checking all of these.
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