AN 4.255: Kula Sutta (maintaining family wealth)

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AN 4.255: Kula Sutta (maintaining family wealth)

Postby Paul Davy » Wed Jan 07, 2009 1:40 am

Greetings,

A handy little sutta for the modern householder...

AN 4.255 - Kula Sutta
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"In every case where a family cannot hold onto its great wealth for long, it is for one or another of these four reasons. Which four? They don't look for things that are lost. They don't repair things that have gotten old. They are immoderate in consuming food and drink. They place a woman or man of no virtue or principles in the position of authority. In every case where a family cannot hold onto its great wealth for long, it is for one or another of these four reasons.

"In every case where a family can hold onto its great wealth for long, it is for one or another of these four reasons. Which four? They look for things that are lost. They repair things that have gotten old. They are moderate in consuming food and drink. They place a virtuous, principled woman or man in the position of authority. In every case where a family can hold onto its great wealth for long, it is for one or another of these four reasons."


Metta,
Retro. :)
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Re: AN 4.255: Kula Sutta (maintaining family wealth)

Postby bodom » Thu Jan 15, 2009 8:38 pm

Thank you for posting this Retro. I am in the process of gathering all of the suttas in the canon that were given specifically to householders. One more to add to my list! Which is growing quite long i might add.

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Re: AN 4.255: Kula Sutta (maintaining family wealth)

Postby Paul Davy » Thu Jan 15, 2009 9:37 pm

Greetings BBB,

Somewhere else on the site, venerable Dhammanando mentioned that Bhikkhu Bodhi's translation of the full Anguttara Nikaya is nearing completion. Once that is published, I'd recommend getting a copy as it should increase your list significantly!

Metta,
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"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"Whether I were to preach in brief, Sāriputta, or whether I were to preach in detail, Sāriputta, or whether I were to preach both in brief or in detail, Sāriputta, rare are those who understand." (A I 333, Sāriputtasutta)

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Re: AN 4.255: Kula Sutta (maintaining family wealth)

Postby bodom » Thu Jan 15, 2009 9:40 pm

I know i cant wait! I am only just beginning the Sumyutta Nikaya translation by bodhi but am already looking forward to his new Anguttara Nikaya translation.

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Re: AN 4.255: Kula Sutta (maintaining family wealth)

Postby Ben » Thu Jan 15, 2009 9:57 pm

bodom_bad_boy wrote:Thank you for posting this Retro. I am in the process of gathering all of the suttas in the canon that were given specifically to householders. One more to add to my list! Which is growing quite long i might add.

:namaste:


Hi BBB

In case you don't already know, Gahapativagga (Division on Householders) is part of the Majjhimapannasapali (Middle Fifty Discourses) in the Majjhima Nikaya.
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Re: AN 4.255: Kula Sutta (maintaining family wealth)

Postby bodom » Thu Jan 15, 2009 9:59 pm

Ben wrote:
bodom_bad_boy wrote:Thank you for posting this Retro. I am in the process of gathering all of the suttas in the canon that were given specifically to householders. One more to add to my list! Which is growing quite long i might add.

:namaste:


Hi BBB

In case you don't already know, Gahapativagga (Division on Householders) is part of the Majjhimapannasapali (Middle Fifty Discourses) in the Majjhima Nikaya.
Cheers

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Thank you Ben.

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“What should be done for his disciples out of compassion by a teacher who seeks their welfare and has compassion for them, that I have done for you, bhikkhus. There are these roots of trees, these empty huts. Meditate, bhikkhus, do not delay or else you will regret it later. This is our instruction to you.” - MN 19


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