A woman dwelling in the village of Mātikagama at the foot of a mountain in the kingdom of Kosala who attained the fruition of Non-
“The mind is hard to restrain, swift, it flies wherever it likes:
to control it is good. A controlled mind is conducive to happiness.” (Dhp v 35)
Hearing from some forest monks how well she attended upon their needs, a certain monk went to reside there, thinking that it would be a comfortable place to reside. However, when he had sensual thoughts he felt embarrassed to remain there and returned to Sāvatthi.
The Buddha, knowing that he would benefit from having to restrain his thoughts, sent him back to the same place. Residing there, he gained Arahantship and recollected his association with the woman in a hundred previous existences. In ninety-