A cave near Rājagaha, evidently a favourite haunt of Mahā-
On another occasion, when Kassapa was in the Pipphaliguhā, he had two novices waiting on him. One was lazy and a liar and took the credit for the work, all of which was done by the other. Kassapa admonished him, and he then set fire to the elder’s hut and ran away (DhA.ii.19 f). One day, as Kassapa sat in the Pipphaliguhā, he tried to contemplate the rising and falling of living beings, but the Buddha discouraged him, saying that such a task was beyond his abilities (DhA.i.258 f). The goddess Lājā (q.v.), who had been born in Tāvatiṃsa as a reward for a meal which she once gave to Kassapa, attempted to sweep his cell in the Pipphaliguhā and to look after it, but Kassapa rejected her services. DhA.iii.6 ﬀ.