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Buddhist Dictionary of Pali Proper Names by G P Malalasekera
Kula Sutta:1.Kula Sutta.-Families consisting of many women and few men are molested by robbers; likewise a monk who has not developed emancipation of mind through love is easily molested by non-humans (S.ii.263).

2.Kula Sutta.Asibandhakaputta visits the Buddha at the Pāvārika-ambavana in Nālandā at Nigantha Nātaputta’s request,and tells the Buddha that he does wrong in obtaining alms from famine-stricken Nālandā.The Buddha replies that his begging does not come within the eight causes of injury to families:viz.,

the actions of kings and robbers,fire,water,loss of savings, slothfulness,wastrels and impermanence.Asibandhakaputta becomes the Buddha’s follower (S.iv.322f).

3.Kula Sutta.-The five advantages which accrue to families visited by holy men:

they cleanse their hearts and attain to heaven; they greet the monks respectfully and are born noble; they conquer greed and gain power; give alms and obtain wealth; ask questions and become wise (A.iii.244f).4.Kula Sutta.-Seven reasons for which a family is not worth visiting:

they neither greet one nor show courtesy; provide no seats; hide what they have; having much,give little; what they do give they give carelessly and half-heartedly (A.iv.10).5.Kula Sutta.-Similar to 4.Nine reasons are given,the additional ones being:they show no desire to hear the doctrine and take no interest when it is preached to them.A.iv.387.

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