Cunda Sutta: 2 definitions


Cunda 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

1. Cunda Sutta - Cunda Kammaraputta visits the Buddha in his Mango grove in Pava and questions him as to how many classes of recluses there are in the world. Four, answers the Buddha - maggajina, maggadesaka, maggajivi and maggadusi - and proceeds to explain them (SN.vs.83-90; SNA.i.159ff). The circumstances in which the sutta was preached are given s.v. Cunda (1).

2. Cunda Sutta (also called Maha Cunda Sutta) - Preached by Maha Cunda at Sahajati to the assembled monks. Some, who are zealous about the Dhamma, speak disparagingly of those who are given to jhana and vice versa. Sometimes it happens that those who are engaged in the Dhamma praise their fellows, and similarly with those devoted to jhana. None of these things are profitable. Dhamma zealots should learn to praise those eager for jhana and vice versa (A.iii.355f).

3. Cunda Sutta - Maha Cunda tells the monks at Sahajati how it is possible to distinguish true statements from false when made by a monk about himself and his attainments (A.v.41ff).

4. Cunda Sutta - Cunda Samanuddesa comes to Jetavana from Nalagamaka, where he had attended Sariputta during his last illness, and reports his death to Ananda, producing, at the same time, Sariputtas bowl and outer robe and the water strainer containing his relies. Ananda accompanies Cunda to the Buddha, where he breaks the news. The Buddha praises Sariputtas attainments and takes the opportunity of emphasising the impermanence of all things. S.v.161ff

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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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