1. Vattha Sutta v.l. Vatthūpama Sutta.– The seventh sutta of the Majjhimanikāya (M.i.36 ﬀ). At Sāvatthi in Anāthapiṇḍika’s monastery.
The Buddha says that, even as a dirty piece of cloth takes dyes badly, so in an impure heart bliss is not to be found. He then proceeds to enumerate the heart’s impurities and to show how they can be cleansed. Sundarika-
This sutta that is referred to in the Sumaṅgalavilāsinī (DA.i.50, 123), as the Vattha Sutta.
3. Vattha Sutta.– Bārāṇasī cloth is of good colour, pleasant to handle and of great worth when new or of middling wear, or even when worn out. So is a good monk, whether he be a novice, of middle standing, or a senior. A.i.247; cp. Pugg. 34.