Relates the story of the Buddha’s visit to Baka and the conversation between Baka and the Buddha on that occasion. The incidents of Baka’s previous life are referred to but without detail (S.i.142 f). Cp. Brahmanimantika Sutta.
This sutta cannot be identical with the Bakabrahma Sutta mentioned in Theragāthā Commentary and quoted there in full (Thag.ii.185 f). It is stated there that once when the Buddha was at Jetavana a certain Brahma conceived the view that no monk or recluse could come to his world. The Buddha, aware of this, went to the Brahma world and stood in the air enveloped in flame.
He was followed by Mahā-
When the Buddha and his followers had departed, the Brahmā sent one of his retinue to Mahā-