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Kāḷaka Sutta

1. Kāḷaka(-bhikkhu) Sutta.– Taught by the Buddha at Kāḷakārāma in Sāketa when he visited the city at the request of Cūḷa-Subhaddā (AA.ii.482 f).

The Tathāgata knows and comprehends whatsoever is seen, heard, comprised, attained, searched into, etc., in the whole world, but he is not subject to it (A.ii.24 f).

This sutta is sometimes referred to as the Kāḷakārāma Sutta (e.g., ThagA.i.284). It is said that at the conclusion of the Kāḷakārāma Sutta the earth trembled, as though bearing witness to the Buddha’s statement (DA.i.130‑1).

It was this sutta that helped Mahārakkhita to convert the country of the Yonakā (Sp.i.67; Mhv.xii.39; Mbv.114; Dpv.viii.9).

The sutta was also taught by Kāḷa-Buddharakkhita at the Cetiyapabbata to a concourse of people, among whom King Tissa (probably Saddhā Tissa) was also present. MA.i.470.

2. Kāḷaka(-bhikkhu) Sutta.– A discourse delivered by the Buddha (Kāḷakaṃ bhikkhuṃ ārabbha). See Kāḷaka (4).

It deals with ten dispositions, which if present in a monk, prevent his being loved or respected, and from being apt to meditate or to lead an ascetic and lonely life, and with the ten opposite dispositions. A.v.164 ff. On the name see A.v.176, n.7; also GS.v.110, n.1.

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