1. Cūla-Kāla. The youngest of three
brothers, named Kāla, house-holders of Setavyā. He accompanied Mahā-Kāla to
Sāvatthi with a caravan, and when Mahā-Kāla 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, whither the
Buddha and the monks had been invited. His two erstwhile wives mocked at him and
persuaded him to return to the lay-life. DhA.i.55ff
2. Cūla-Kāla. A previous birth of Aññā-Kondañña.
He was a house-holder of Hamsavatī, 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-Kāla,
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 preached his first sermon (DhA.i.8ff).
3. Cūla-Kāla. 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.