Kumara Sutta, Kumāra-sutta: 2 definitions

Introduction

Kumara 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

The Licchavi Mahanama sees a number of Licchavi youths sitting by the Buddha, at the foot of a tree in the Mahavana at Vesali; be expresses his joy at the sight for, he says, the Licchavis are usually so mischievous. The Buddha thereupon tells Mahanama of five things the practice of which will tend to progress: the tending of father and mother, the support of wife and children with well gotten wealth, devotion to ones own business, honouring ones own ancestral gods, showing respect to good and holy men. A.iii.75ff.

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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