Kutavinicchayaka Peta, Kūtavinicchayaka-peta: 1 definition


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In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

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Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

One of Bimbisaras judges, who was a cheat, a slanderer, and a taker of bribes, once observed the fast for half a day through a friends persuasion. He died that night and was born as a Vemanika peta. He enjoyed divine pleasures, but was condemned to eat the flesh off his own back in expiation of his evil deeds.

Narada saw this peta and reported his story to the Buddha. Pv.iii.9; PvA.209f.

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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