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Moggallāna Sutta

1. Moggallāna Sutta.– Vaṅgīsa sings the praises of Mahā-Moggallāna before the Buddha and a company of five hundred Arahants. S.i.194 f; cf. Thag.1249‑51.

2. Moggallāna Sutta.– Another name for the Pasādakampana Sutta.

3. Moggallāna Sutta.– Vacchagotta asks Mahā-Moggallāna a series of questions as to whether the world is eternal or finite, and Moggallāna replies that these matters have not been revealed by the Buddha because the Buddha’s point of view is different from that of other teachers. Vacchagotta seeks the Buddha, asks the same questions, and receives the same answers and the same explanation. S.iv.391.

4. Moggallāna.– Some monks in the Eastern monastery on the ground floor of the Migārāmatupāsāda were puffed-up and vain, rough and rambling in speech, muddle-headed, and heedless. The Buddha told Mahā-Moggallāna to go and stir them up. He used his psychic powers to make the palace shake and the monks were alarmed. The Buddha then praised Moggallāna as in the sutta below. S.v.269.

5. Moggallāna Sutta.– The Buddha holds up Mahā-Moggallāna as an example of a monk who, by cultivating the four bases of success (iddhipāda), obtained psychic power and majesty. S.v.288.

6. Moggallāna Sutta.– Mahā-Moggallāna wonders how many devas have become Stream-winners and are assured of nibbāna. In order to discover this, he visits Tissa Brahmā, who had once been a monk. Tissa welcomes him and tells him that only those devas who have faith in the Buddha, the Dhamma, and the Saṅgha have such assurance. A.iii.331 f.

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