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Cūḷa-Kāḷa

1. Cūḷa-Kāḷa.– The youngest of three brothers, named Kāḷa, householders of Setavyā. He accompanied Mahā-Kāḷa to Sāvatthi with a caravan, and when Mahā-Kāḷa entered the Order he joined him. Later, as they were returning to Setavyā, this time with the Buddha and the monks, he was sent on ahead to arrange seats in his former house, to where the Buddha and the monks had been invited. His two erstwhile wives mocked him and persuaded him to return to the lay-life. DhA.i.55 ff.

2. Cūḷa-Kāḷa.– A previous birth of Aññā-Koṇḍañña. He was a householder of Haṃsavatī, in the time of Vipassī Buddha. One day going to the rice-field, he hulled a kernel of rice, ate it and found it unusually sweet. He thereupon obtained his share of the field from his brother Mahā-Kāḷa, and gave to the Buddha and the monks the first-fruits of a single crop, nine times, at nine different stages (DhA.i.82). He thus became the first to gain any attainment when Gotama Buddha taught his first discourse (DhA.i.8 ff).

3. Cūḷa-Kāḷa.– A lay disciple of the Buddha. He was once on his way back to Sāvatthi, having spent the night in listening to the Doctrine, when thieves, fleeing from their pursuers, threw their stolen goods in front of him and disappeared. When he was charged with theft, some women water-carriers, who had witnessed the incident on their way to the watering place, obtained his release. DhA.iii.157.
See Dhammapada v 165

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