1. Suciloma Sutta.– Describes the visit of the Buddha to Suciloma’s abode. S.i.207 f. The fifth sutta of the Cūḷa Vagga of the Suttanipāta. SN.p.47 f.
At Gayā on the stone bed (Ṭaṅkitamañca), which was Suciloma’s abode. The yakkha Suciloma approached the Blessed One and rubbed against his body. The Blessed One moved his body away. Suciloma asked if he was afraid, and threatened to drive him insane, burst his heart, or throw him across the Ganges if he could not answer his questions. The Buddha replied that he was not afraid, and saw no one in the world who could harm him, but he agreed to answer any question that Suciloma asked.
“What is the source of lust and ill-will? Whence spring discontent, delight, and horripilation? Having arisen from what do thoughts toss the mind around like boys playing with a crow.”
“Lust and ill-will have their source right here. From this spring discontent, delight, and horripilation. From affection, many kinds of clinging to sensual pleasures arise within oneself like the shoots of a banyan tree. Those who understand the source dispel them crossing the flood so hard to cross, with no more new existence.”
2. Suciloma Sutta.– Mahā-Moggallāna told the Buddha about a hungry ghost he had seen with needle hairs that were striking its body while it cried out in pain. The Buddha confirmed it and said that the ghost was formerly a horse-trainer in Rājagaha. S.ii.257
3. Dutiya Suciloma Sutta.– Mahā-Moggallāna told the Buddha about a hungry ghost he had seen with needle hairs that pierced and penetrated its body while it cried out in pain. The Buddha confirmed it and said that the ghost was formerly a slanderer in Rājagaha. S.ii.257