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Mahā-Kappina Sutta

1. Mahā-Kappina Sutta.– Mahā-Kappina visits the Buddha who, seeing him from afar, tells the monks that Mahā-Kappina is highly gifted and of wondrous power, a gifted teacher and radiant; one of those who bad gained the object of renunciation. The Buddha proceeds to say how one, clothed in wisdom and virtue, is best among beings, and how the Noble One is best of shining objects in that he shines always (S.ii.284). The verses of this sutta are also quoted elsewhere, e.g., D.iii.98; Dh.vs.387.

2. Mahā-Kappina Sutta.– The Buddha sees Mahā-Kappina sitting cross-legged, with body erect, and mindful. He points him out to the monks, telling them that he can sit thus without shaking or wavering of his body because he has developed concentration on breathing. S.v.315 f.

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