1. Sakkapañha Sutta.– The twenty first discourse of the Dīghanikāya (D.ii.263‑89). Sakka visits the Buddha at the Indasālaguhā in Vediya mountain, and, having obtained leave from the Buddha through Pañcasikha, asks why beings cannot live without quarrelling. The Buddha replies that it is due to envy and avarice (issamacchariyaṃ). This leads to a series of fourteen questions on the causes of:
For details of this visit see Sakka. A summary of the Sutta is given at DA.iii.738.
The Sutta also contains the story of the Sakyan maiden Gopikā. Sakka is greatly pleased with the Buddha’s answers, and, together with eighty thousand devas, becomes a Stream-
The sutta is quoted by name at S.iii.13.
Buddhaghosa says that the sutta comes under the Vedalla division. DA.i.24; also Gv.67.
2. Sakkapañha Sutta.– Sakka, king of the devas, visits the Buddha at Gijjhakūṭa and asks him why only some beings are fully set free in this life. Because of grasping, answers the Buddha. S.iv.101.