Kula-sutta, Kulasutta: 2 definitions


Kula-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. Kula Sutta - Families consisting of many women and few men are molested by robbers; likewise a monk who has not developed emancipation of mind through love is easily molested by non humans (S.ii.263).

2. Kula Sutta. Asibandhakaputta visits the Buddha at the Pavarika ambavana in Nalanda at Nigantha Nataputtas request, and tells the Buddha that he does wrong in obtaining alms from famine stricken Nalanda. The Buddha replies that his begging does not come within the eight causes of injury to families: viz.,

the actions of kings and robbers, fire, water, loss of savings, slothfulness, wastrels and impermanence.

Asibandhakaputta becomes the Buddhas follower (S.iv.322f).

3. Kula Sutta - The five advantages which accrue to families visited by holy men:

they cleanse their hearts and attain to heaven; they greet the monks respectfully and are born noble; they conquer greed and gain power; give alms and obtain wealth; ask questions and become wise (A.iii.244f).

4. Kula Sutta - Seven reasons for which a family is not worth visiting:

they neither greet one nor show courtesy; provide no seats; hide what they have; having much, give little; what they do give they give carelessly and half heartedly (A.iv.10).

5. Kula Sutta - Similar to 4. Nine reasons are given, the additional ones being: they show no desire to hear the doctrine and take no interest when it is preached to them. A.iv.387.

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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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