[III. The Miracles at Uruvelā]

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25: The Fourth Miracle
(Brahmā Sahampati)

Then Brahmā Sahampati, According to the commentary he was the most senior of the Mahā Brahmās, living in one of the Form Worlds.01 towards the end of the night, having lit up the whole of that jungle thicket with his surpassing beauty, approached the Gracious One, and after approaching and worshipping the Gracious One, he stood at one side like a great mass of fire, (having colours) more brilliant, and more excellent, than the former colours.

Then the yogi Uruvelakassapa, with the passing of that night, approached the Gracious One, and after approaching he said this to the Gracious One: “It is time, Great Ascetic, the meal is ready. Who was that, Great Ascetic who, towards the end of the night, having lit up the whole of that jungle thicket with his surpassing beauty, approached you, and after approaching and worshipping you, stood at one side like a great mass of fire, (having colours) more brilliant, and more excellent, than the former colours.” “That, Kassapa, was Brahmā Sahampati, who approached me to listen to the Dhamma.”

Then this occurred to the yogi Uruvelakassapa: “Powerful and majestic is this Great Ascetic, since even Brahmā Sahampati will approach him to listen to the Dhamma, but he is surely not a Worthy One like I am.” Then the Gracious One, having eaten the yogi Uruvelakassapa's food, dwelt on in that very jungle thicket.

The Fourth Miracle (is Finished)