Kusinara Sutta, Kusinārā-sutta: 1 definition
Kusinara 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.
Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names
1. Kusinara Sutta - Preached at Baliharana in Kusinara. Offerings, made to a monk by the pious, bring him no real advantage if, he is slothful; he should be strenuous and vigilant. A.i.274f.
2. Kusinara Sutta - Also preached at Baliharana. A monk wishing to rebuke another monk, should consider five things with regard to himself - whether he is of blameless conduct in body and speech; whether he really wishes well for his colleague and is not influenced by envy; whether he is learned in the doctrine; whether his patimokkhas are perfect. He should also consider whether his rebuke is seasonable, justified by facts, administered gently, for the others benefit and out of compassion for him (A.v.79f).
3. Kusinara Sutta - Preached at Upavattana in Kusinara, in the Salagrove of the Mallas. The Buddha, just before his death, invites the monks to question him with regard to any doubts or misgivings they may have. They remain silent (A.ii.79f). The sutta occurs also as part of the Maha Parinibbana Sutta. D.ii.137, 154.
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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