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Kilesiya Sutta

v.l. Saṅkilesiya Sutta.– In the Commentary to the Rathavinīta Sutta (MA.i.361) mention is made of a Kilesiya Sutta in which the Buddha taught Bhagu Thera the virtues of solitude. I have not been able to trace a sutta of this name. The Theragāthā Commentary (ThagA.i.380) says that the Buddha visited Bhagu at Bālakaloṇakāragāma after his attainment of Arahantship to congratulate him on his solitude (ekavihāraṃ anumodituṃ). The Saṃyutta Commentary (SA.ii.222) goes further and says that the Buddha visited him on the way from Kosambī to Pācīnavaṃsadāya, and that during this visit the Buddha taught him the advantages of solitude (ekacāravāse ānisaṃsaṃ) for the whole day after the midday meal and the whole night (sakalapacchābhattañ c’eva tiyāmarattiñ ca). The Vinaya passage (Vin.i.350), however, which records this visit does not mention any such special discourse, but merely says that the Buddha inquired after Bhagu’s health and well-being.

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