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ippitiko thus it was said itivuttaka

Posted: Thu Mar 03, 2011 3:32 pm
by altar
what is the word ippitiko or so that is often heard? It is chanted i think a lot and i would have said it means "thus it was said" i have looked it up and it is just Itivuttaka, the same, is there perhaps some meaning or "piti ko?" or some similar phrase i might think of?

Re: ippitiko thus it was said itivuttaka

Posted: Thu Mar 03, 2011 4:53 pm
by piotr
Do you mean iti pi so? Like in the chant: Iti pi so bhagavā arahaṃ sammā-sambuddho...? It means: thus (iti) and also (pi) he (so) is... Itivutaka suttas start with: Vuttaṃ hetaṃ bhagavatā, this was said by the Blessed One.