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Ārāmadaṇḍa

A brahmin. Once when Mahā Kaccana was staying at Varaṇā on the banks of the Bhaddasāri (v.l. Kaddamadaha), Ārāmadaṇḍa came to see him and asked him why nobles quarrelled with nobles, brahmins with brahmins, and householders with householders.

“Because of their bondage and servitude to sensual lusts,” answered Mahā-Kaccāna; and for the same reason recluses quarrelled with recluses.

“Is there anybody in the world who has passed beyond this bondage?”

“Yes,” said Mahā-Kaccāna, “in Sāvatthi lives the Exalted One,” and he proceeded to describe the Buddha’s virtues.

Ārāmadaṇḍa stood up with clasped hands and, turning in the direction of Sāvatthi, he uttered his adoration of the Buddha. Thenceforward he became a disciple of Mahā-Kaccāna. A.i.65‑7.

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