1. Kathāvatthu Sutta.– A group of seven suttas on the topics of discourse — past, future, and present — and the qualities that show whether a person is competent or incompetent to discuss. The profit of talk is the release of the mind from grasping. A.i.197 f; cf. D.iii.220 (Kathāvatthūni).
2. Kathāvatthu Sutta.– Monks should not indulge in idle talk, as of kings, robbers, great ministers, etc. There are, for monks, ten suitable topics of conversation, such as contentment, virtue, energy, wisdom, etc. A.v.128 f.