Book XXVI. The Brahman, Brāhmaṇa Vagga

XXVI. 28. Moggallāna is Misunderstood Text: N iv. 185-186.
Mahāmoggallānattheravatthu (411)


411. He that has no longings...

This religious instruction was given by the Teacher while he was in residence at Jetavana with reference to Elder Moggallāna the Great. {4.186}

This story is similar to the preceding, except that on this occasion the Teacher, perceiving that Elder Moggallāna the Great was free from Craving, pronounced the following Stanza,

411. He that has no longings, he that fully understands, he that entertains no doubts,
He that has plunged into the Deathless, him I call a Brahman.