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Aṅguttara NikāyaAN 5.199 Kula Sutta
Families

The Supreme Buddha explains five ways of collecting merit when monks visit a household.

This sutta is part 11 of 11 in the series Merit

“On the occasion when virtuous monks come to a family, the family collects merit in five ways. Which five?

“Monks, when virtuous monks come to a family, the minds of the people in the family, on seeing the monks, become delighted. On that occasion, that family practices the path leading to heaven.

“Monks, when virtuous monks come to a family, the family rises up, worships, and provides a seat for the monks. On that occasion, the family practices the path leading to a high caste birth.

“Monks, when virtuous monks come to a family, the family removes their stinginess. On that occasion, the family practices the path leading to a birth where one has great influence.

“Monks, when virtuous monks come to a family, the family offers dāna, food and drinks according to their own ability. On that occasion the family is practicing the path leading to a birth where one has great wealth.

“Monks, when virtuous monks come to a family, the family inquires, asks questions and listens to the Dhamma. On that occasion the family is practicing the path leading to a birth where one has great wisdom.

“Monks, when virtuous monks come to a family, the family collects great merit in these five ways.”

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