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Chunda (Pali: Cunda) was a blacksmith who invited Buddha Shakyamuni and his disciples to eat a meal (either mushrooms or pork) at his house in Pava. The Buddha had a sense of foreboding about the food and asked that only he be served the meal, and that the rest of the food be buried. Soon afterwards, the Buddha was struck down by serious dissentry. Chunda, filled with remorse, pleaded with the Buddha not to pass away into nirvana. However, the Buddha insisted that Chunda should feel no remorse, "because", he said, "the person who offers the Buddha his last meal gains tremendous merit."