Dictionary of Pāli Proper Names • G.P. Malalasekera
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The one hundred and seventh sutta of the Majjhimamikāya; taught to Gaṇaka-Moggallāna. Moggallāna says that the brahmanical training is a thoroughly graduated system (anupubbasikkhā anupubbakiriyā). Can the Buddha say the same of his teaching? The Buddha says he can and proceeds to explain. It is true that not all the Buddha’s disciples attain to the goal, but the fault is theirs; the Buddha accepts no responsibility, he only indicates the way. M.iii.1 ﬀ.