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the mdtik& in the first paragraph of chapter 2 instruct, &c, the three first members.]

End of the nine cases in which the right
side decides.


1. Now at that time the Blessed Buddha was staying at R&^agaha, in the Kalandaka NivApa, in the Bamboo Grove.

Now at that time the venerable Dabba the Mallian, who had realised Arahatship when he was seven years old, had entered into possession of every (spiritual gift) which can be acquired by a disciple; there was nothing left that he ought still to do, nothing left that he ought to gather up of the fruit of his past labour 2 . And when the venerable Dabba the Mallian had retired into solitude, and was sunk in thought, the following consideration presented itself to his mind: 'Arahatship had I

The whole of the following story of Dabba down to the end of section 9 (except the last sentence) recurs in the Sutta-vibhahga as the Introductory Story to the Eighth Sa/wghddisesa. The Samanta Pasadikd has therefore no commentary upon it here, and the few extracts that we give from it are taken from the notes of that work on the corresponding passage in the Sutta-vibhahga. The stupidity of Uda*yi, who once supplanted Dabba the Mallian in the performance of his duty as bhattuddesaka, forms the burthen of the Introductory Story to the G&taka on 'the Measure of Rice' (No. 5 in the Gdtaka book; ' Buddhist Birth Stories,' pp. 172 and following).

On this phrase compare Mah&vagga V, 1, 21, and the verses at V, 1, 27.