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This site is online Pāḷi Dictionary (Pāli to Chinese, Pāli to English, Pāli to Japanese, Pāli-Vietnamese, Pāli-Burmese). The source of the dictionaries come from Pali Canon E-Dictionary Version 1.94 (PCED). The source code of this website is at pali repository on GitHub, and the data of this website is at data repository on GitHub. Any suggestion or questions? Welcome to contact me.

Buddhist Dictionary of Pali Proper Names by G P Malalasekera
Ganaka:The one hundred and seventh sutta of the Majjhima Nikāya; preached to Ganaka-Moggallāna.Moggallāna says that the brahmanical training is a thoroughly graduated system (anupub-basikkhā anupubbakiriyā).Can the Buddha say the same of his teaching? The Buddha says he can and proceeds to explain.It is true that not all the Buddha’s disciples attain to the goal,but the fault is theirs; the Buddha accepts no responsibility,he only indicates the way.M.iii.1ff.
Buddhist Dictionary of Pali Proper Names by G P Malalasekera
Ganaka:A brahmin teacher of Sāvatthi.He visited the Buddha at the Pubbārāma,and the Buddha preached to him the Ganaka-Moggallāna Sutta,after which,it is said,he became the Buddha’s follower (M.iii.1ff).His name and his teaching seem to indicate that he was a mathematician.

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