Ogalha Or Kulagharani Sutta: 1 definition


Ogalha Or Kulagharani 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

A certain monk living in a forest tract in Kosala was held in very high esteem (ajjhogalhappatto) by a certain family. A deva of the forest, wishing to urge him to greater effort, went to the monk in the guise of the housewife (kulagharani) of the family, and asked him why it was that people spent their time in endless talk. Was he not disturbed by it? The monk answered that a recluse should not be disturbed by other peoples talk (S.i.201).

The Commentary (SA.i.227) explains that the monk was already an arahant, but the devata did not know it and could not therefore understand why he spent his time in visiting householders, hence her question wishing to make him live in solitude.

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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