Kali Sutta, Kālī-sutta: 1 definition



Kali 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)

[«previous next»] — Kali Sutta in Theravada glossary
Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

The Buddha, while staying at the Nigrodharama, visits his kinswoman Kaligodha of Kapilavatthu, and tells her of the four qualities to be found in the sotapanna -

unwavering loyalty to the Buddha,

the Dhamma and

the Sangha,

freedom from all taint of stinginess,

delight in self surrender and

in the dispensing of charitable gifts.

Kaligodha states that she possesses all these qualities. S.v.396.

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Kali Kururaghara visits Maha Kaccana and asks him for a detailed exposition of one of the stanzas in the Kumaripanhas. (The stanza occurs at S.i.126). Maha Kaccana explains, and his explanation deals with the ten kasinas. A.v.46f

context information

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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