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Cunda


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A blacksmith resident at Pāvā who served the Buddha his last meal. The nature of the meal, which was the proximate cause of the Buddha's death.is disputed (see sūkara-maddava). Before he died, the Buddha instructed Ānanda to tell Cunda that no blame attached to him for what he had done, and that on the contrary he had acquired great merit (puṇya) by serving the Buddha his last meal.

Subjects: Buddhism.


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