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Buddhist Dictionary of Pali Proper Names by G P Malalasekera
Chiggala Sutta:1.Chiggala Sutta.-Once,at the Kūtagārasālā in Vesāli,Ananda saw Licchavi youths practising archery,shooting through even a small keyhole (chiggala) without a miss.He reported this to the Buddha,who remarked that those who penetrate the meaning of dukkha,etc.,do a far more difficult thing (S.v.453f).

2.Chiggala Sutta.-It is more probable that a blind turtle,rising to the surface only once in a hundred years,should put his neck through a yoke (chiggala) with a single hole,floating about in the ocean,than that a fool who has gone to the Downfall should become a man again (S.v.455; cp.M.iii.169; Thig.500).

3.Chiggala Sutta.-Similar to 2.It is more probable that a turtle,etc....,than that one should get birth in a human form,or that a Tathāgata should arise in the world,or that the Dhamma and Vinaya proclaimed by a Tathāgata should be shown in the world.See alsoTālacchiggala Sutta (S.v.456).

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