Vinaya (3): The Cullavagga

by T. W. Rhys Davids | 1881 | 137,074 words

The Cullavagga (part of the Vinaya collection) includes accounts of the First and Second Buddhist Councils as well as the establishment of the community of Buddhist nuns. The Cullavagga also elaborates on the etiquette and duties of Bhikkhus....

Cullavagga, Khandaka 6, Chapter 9

1. Now the Blessed One, proceeding on his journey, arrived in due course at Sāvatthi; and there. at Sāvatthi, the Blessed One stayed in the Jetavana, the park of Anātha Piṇḍika. Then Anātha Piṇḍika the householder [invited the Blessed One for the morrow's meal, and when the meal was over, he said to the Blessed One[1]]:

'What, Lord, shall I do with regard to the Jetavana?'

You may dedicate it, O householder, to the use of the Saṃgha of the four directions[2] either now here present, or hereafter to arrive.'

'Even so, Lord,' said Anātha Piṇḍika the householder in assent to the Blessed One, and he did so.

2. Then the Blessed One gave thanks to Anātha Piṇḍika the householder in these verses. [Here follow the same verses as were used above in VI, 1, 5 on the presentation of the Jetavana[3].]

Footnotes and references:


The usual terms are here followed throughout: see, for instance, above, VI, 4, 6, 7.


That is 'of all the world.' See our note above on Mahāvagga VIII, 27, 5, where the phrase has already occurred.


The verses are quoted in the account of Anātha Piṇḍika's gift given in the Jātaka commentary (Fausböll I, 93; Rh. D.'s 'Buddhist Birth Stories,' I, 131).

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