KŪṬADANTA SUTTA, translated by T. W. Rhys Davids WHOEVER put this Sutta together must have been deeply imbued with the spirit of. Kutadanta’s Question. Brahman Kutadanta is prepaing to perform an abundant sacrifice. A lot of bulls, cows, goats and rams are brought to the. Now at that time the brahmin Kūṭadanta was living in Khāṇumata. It was a crown property given by King Seniya Bimbisāra of Magadha, teeming with living .

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Were the king, so long as kutadnta is so, to levy a fresh tax, verily his majesty would be acting wrongly. Now I do not understand all this, but I want to make a big sacrifice.

That a sacrifice of the heart is better than a sacrifice of bullocks, the ethical more worthy than any physical sacrifice, is simply the sensible, rational, human view of the matter. That they did win is a suggestive fact.

Kutadanta is so impressed that he becomes a lay follower on the spot, setting free all of the 3, animals that he had collected. And the staves and messengers and workmen there employed were driven neither by rods nor fear, nor carried on their work weeping with tears upon their faces. Thus there were the four assenting groups, and King Mahavijita was endowed with eight things, and the chaplain with four things in three modes. Then those people, being intent in their own occupations, will not harm kutaanta kingdom.


Instead of answering him directly, the priest segues into a discussion of the state of the kingdom: To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: You are attractive, good-looking, lovely, of surpassing beauty. And suttz staves and messengers and workmen there employed were driven neither by rods nor fear, nor carried sutra their work weeping with tears upon their faces.

Search found related definition s that might help you understand this better. Ashoka put policies like this in place during the third century BCE. But he answered them in the same terms as Sonadanda had used to those Brahmans. I want to offer that great sacrifice—let the venerable one instruct me how—for my weal and my welfare for many days. The whole paragraph is complimentary. kitadanta

Buddhist Sutra – Kutadanta Sutta

Many gods and kutadanha are devoted to him. Suppose, I were to go to the ascetic Gotama and ask him about the matter.

The translator points out that this is not the same place as the royal park of Ambalatthika on the road between Rajagaha and Nalanda in the first sutta, but a place like it. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want suutta contribute to this summary article.

Finally, the chaplain gives sixteen reasons why the sacrifice will be successful, including:.

It is offered on behalf, not only of the king himself, but of all the good. The ten conditions refers to ten precepts, starting with the familiar five precepts of pansil, viz.


The kings turn out to be exactly of an age.

Kutadanta Sutta (DN 5)

You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Then, Kutadanta invites the Buddha with his Sangha for a meal next morning. He knew the meaning of what had been said, and could explain: He is the teacher’s teacher of many, teaching the mantras to three hundred youths, kuatdanta many young suta come from different districts and regions seeking to learn the mantras in his presence, desirous to learn them from him.

Such stories are also indicative of two beliefs concerning karma: The Buddha responds by giving a list of seven progressively subtler and more powerful practices, viz. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

All that he has under both words should be struck out. Thus the King may know that kutadants will have a successful sacrifice and rejoice in it, and his heart will be calmed within. And those men, following each his business, harassed the realm no more.

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