Kimsila Sutta, Kimsīla-sutta: 1 definition

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Kimsila 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

Preached by the Buddha in reply to a question put by Sariputta beginning with the word kimsila. Sariputta visited the Buddha, taking with him a young man, son of a friend of his father. The youth had joined the Order under Sariputta renouncing his immense wealth, but he could gain no attainment. Sariputta desired him to hear an exposition by the Buddha, hence his question (SnA.i.331).

One who aspires to the highest good should not be envious, obstinate, or careless, but diligent in his training, cultivating self restraint and chastity, intent in the dhamma, making the dhamma his first and last concern (Sn.pp.56f).

This sutta is the ninth of the Culla Vagga of the Sutta Nipata, and derives its name from the first word (kimsilo) in Sariputtas question.

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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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