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Kaṇṇakatthala Sutta

Pasenadi visits the Buddha at the Deer Park in Kaṇṇakatthala and conveys to him the greetings of his two queens Somā and Sakulā.

He then enquired of the Buddha if it were true that, according to him, no recluse or brahmin could claim absolute knowledge and insight. The Buddha explains that his teaching is that no one can know and see everything at one and the same time.

The king proceeds to ask whether there is any distinction of caste in the matter of deliverance and whether there are any gods.

Viḍūḍabha and Ānanda join in the discussion, and then Sañjaya Ākāsagotta, charged with having spread a wrong interpretation of the Buddha’s teaching, is announced and lays the blame on Viḍūḍabha. The arrival of the king’s chariot puts an end to the dispute (M.ii.125 ff).

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