Civara Sutta, Cīvara-sutta: 2 definitions



Civara Sutta means something in Buddhism, Pali. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

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Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

Once, when Maha Kassapa was at Veluvana in Rajagaha, Ananda returned from a tour in the Dakkhinagiri, with thirty monks, mostly youths. They were ill behaved, and Kassapa blamed Ananda for going about with them, calling him corn tramper, despoiler of families, and, finally, a boy. Ananda gently reminded him that being grey haired he could hardly be called a boy, but Kassapa refused to listen. Thulla Nanda, hearing of this, vented her displeasure on Kassapa by reminding him that he was once a heretical teacher. Kassapa there upon remonstrated with Ananda, pointing out that he was a very devoted follower and pupil of the Buddha and relating how, on one occasion, the Buddha accepted from him the gift of his soft robe, giving him, in return, the Buddhas rag robe. Well might he, he said, claim to be a real son of the Buddha. S.1217ff

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Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).

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