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Buddhist Dictionary of Pali Proper Names by G P Malalasekera
Subha Sutta:1.Subha Sutta.Subha Todeyyaputta visits the Buddha at Sāvatthi and asks him various questions regarding the Dhamma,comparing it with the teachings of the brahmins regarding ultimate salvation.He admits that no one among the brahmins or the early sages had fully discerned and realized the qualities laid down by them for the attainment of merit and the achievement of right.He quotes Pokkharasāti as saying that those who,like Gotama,profess to transcend ordinary human beings and rise to the heights of Ariyan knowledge are idle boasters.The Buddha retorts that Pokkharasāti cannot even read the thoughts of his slave girl,Punnikā.The Buddha then convinces Subha that he has discovered the way to union with Brahmā,and,at his request,teaches him this way,as being the four Brahma-vihāras.Subha acknowledges himself the Buddha’s follower.(M.99).

2.Subha Sutta. A conversation between Subha Todeyyaputta andAnanda at Sāvatthi soon after the Buddha’s death.Subha asks Ananda what were the bodies of doctrine which the Buddha was wont to praise,to which he incited others and in which he established them.Ananda explains to him.The sutta is almost word for word identical with the Sāmaññāphala Sutta.(D.2).

3.Subha Sutta.According to Buddhaghosa,(MA.ii.962,967) Subha Sutta is the real name for the Cūla-kammavibhanga Sutta.

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