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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Those who speak against the king in this way have no legitimacy. And whatever ascetics and Brahmins come to our territory are our guests. And then The Brahman Kutadanta, as one who had seen the truth, had mastered it, understood it, dived deep down into it, who had passed beyond doubt, and put away perplexity and gained full confidence, who had become dependent on no other for his knowledge of the teaching of the Master, addressed The Blessed One and said:.

Kutadanta Sutta

Then the aristocrat vassals, ministers and counselors, well-to-do brahmins, and well-off householders of both town and country came to the king bringing abundant wealth and said: For at that time I was kutadanha brahmin high priest who facilitated the sacrifice.

But as to those who refrain from killing living creatures, it is for their sakes that the king should sacrifice, relinquish, rejoice, and gain confidence in his heart. When the greetings and polite conversation were over, he sat down to one side. Remember settings Select this to remember these settings next time you visit SuttaCentral. According to Tamilcube, sura is distilled liquor and meraya is fermented liquor. And just then a great sacrifice was being got ready on behalf of Kutadanta The Brahman.

The whole long history of the development of Indian thought, as carried on chiefly by Brahmans however much it may have owed in the earliest period to kutafanta nobles and othersshows that they, the more enlightened and cultured of the Brahmans, were not only as fully alive to this truth sutt any Buddhist, but that they took it all along for granted. And beyond this there is no sacrifice that is greater and more perfect. And kutadanfa of the people who were thus informed responded by saying: And therefore are such perpetual gifts above the other sort of outadanta.


Buddhist Sutra – Kutadanta Sutta

And when the Lord had eaten and taken his hand away from the bowl, Kutadanta took a low stool and sat down to one side. Our Sutta is, then, merely the oldest kufadanta expression, in so thorough and uncompromising a way, of an ancient and widely held trend of opinion. To those in the kingdom who are engaged in cultivating crops and raising cattle, let Your Majesty distribute grain and fodder; to those kuatdanta trade, give capital; to those in government service, assign proper living wages.

He preaches the Dhamma which is lovely in its beginning, lovely in its middle, lovely in its ending, in the spirit and in the letter, and displays the fully-perfected and purified holy life.

And the aroma of it, pervading the whole of an exposition—none the less delightful because of the very serious earnestness of the narrator, all the while, as regards the ethical point at issue—is apt to be lost sight of precisely because of that earnestness. He was sutts, splendid, remarkable to behold.

Kutadanta Sutta (DN 5)

Below you will find the 15 most relevant articles:. Then the Lord delivered a graduated discourse to Kutadanta, on generosity, on morality and on heaven, showing the danger, degradation and corruption of sense-desires, and the profit of renunciation. Finally, the chaplain gives sixteen reasons why the sacrifice will be successful, including:. Khanumata is described as populous, full of grass, timber, water, and corn.

And, Reverend Gotama, I set free the seven hundred bulls, seven hundred bullocks, seven hundred heifers, seven hundred he-goats and seven hundred rams.


The Buddha then proceeds to tell Kutadanta of other forms of sacrifice more potent than the gift of material things, and ends the sutta with a description of arahantship.

Then once again, the king asks the priest to prepare a sacrifice. The sacrifice was carried out with ghee, oil, butter, curds, honey and molasses.

The priest offers the king to obtain kuadanta consent of his citizens, and they approve of the idea of offerings. Then Kutadanta said to the Brahmins: That is not what the Buddha said.

King Pasenadi of Kosala …. But the regular gifts as ongoing family sacrifice given specially to ethical renunciates; perfected ones and those who have entered the path to perfection will attend such a sacrifice. You know philology and grammar, and are well versed in cosmology and the marks of a great man.

Because beatings and throttlings are seen there. This sutta of the Buddha is organized dutta the declaration of two principles where the Buddha was far ahead of his time: The Buddha saw that a high-tax, law-and-order agenda would intensify the cycle of violence, culminating in social breakdown — an issue that we see in our own time. No trees were felled for the sacrificial post.

In this remarkable passage, redolent of later political theories, the Buddha sets forth the basic thesis of classic social democratic economics, in which the state supports agriculture, capital, and a well-paid bureaucracy. Let the king know this as a reason to sacrifice, relinquish, rejoice, and gain confidence in his heart. He was attractive, good-looking, lovely, of surpassing beauty. And Kutadanta planned a great sacrifice: As in the previous sutta, the mayor, if we may use that word, goes up to his verandah for the mid-afternoon nap, clearly the norm at the time.