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Buddhist Dictionary of Pali Proper Names by G P Malalasekera
Brāhmana Sutta:1.Brāhmana Sutta. Ananda sees,on his begging round,Jānussoni’s white chariot,drawn by four white mares,the people crowding round it and declaring it the best and most beautiful of chariots.He goes to the Buddha and asks him if such a description could be used of the Buddha.The Buddha says that the Noble Eightfold Way can be so described.S.v.4f.

2.Brāhmana Sutta. A brahmin visits the Buddha at Jetavana and asks why it is that the Buddha’s Doctrine will disappear soon after his death.The Buddha says it is because of the failure of men to realize the four satipatthānas.S.v.174.

3.Brāhmana Sutta. The brahmin Unnābha visits Ananda at the Ghositārāma and questions him.Ananda tells him that the life of a recluse has for its object the abandonment of desire and that this is brought about by the cultivation of the four iddhi-pādas.That would be a task without end,says Unnābha; but Ananda proves to him that once the purpose is accomplished,there remains nothing more to do.Unnābha accepts Amanda as his teacher.S.v.271f.

4.Brāhmana Sutta.The Buddha explains to the monks how the teachings of the brahmins differ from his on the practice leading to prosperity.S.v.361.

5.Brāhmana Sutta.The Buddha explains,in answer to the question of a brahmin,how the Dhamma can be described as sanditthika.A.i.156.

6.Brāhmana Sutta.Two brahmins,skilled in lokāyata,visit the Buddha and say that,according to Pūrana Kassapa,the world is finite,while,according to Nigantha Nātaputta,it is infinite,and that both teachers claim omniscience.How can one know which teaching is true? The Buddha dismisses their question and teaches them that it is not by trying to walk to the end of the world that the end of the world can be reached,but by understanding the five strands of sense-desire (kāmaguna).This can be accomplished by the cultivation of the jhānas.A.iv.428f.

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