1. Vassakāra Sutta.– Vassakāra visits the Buddha at Veḷuvana and tells him that, among brahmins, a man is considered great and wise if:–
The Buddha mentions four other qualities of greatness:
The Buddha acknowledges, in answer to Vassakāra’s question, that he himself possesses these four qualities. A.ii.35 f.
2. Vassakāra Sutta.– Vassakāra visits the Buddha at Veḷuvana and asks him a series of questions. The Buddha, in answer, says that a bad man cannot, as a good man can, recognise either a good man or a bad man as such. Vassakāra then relates how, once, the followers of the brahmin Todeyya spoke ill of Eleyya and his retinue for showing homage to Uddaka-
3. Vassakāra Sutta.– Vassakāra visits the Buddha at Gijjhakūṭa, at the request of Ajātasattu, and tells him of the latter’s desire to destroy the Vajjī. The Buddha tells him that as long as the Vajjī practise the seven conditions of welfare, taught by him at Sārandada-