meditation l he appointed one lodging-place together, thinking, * They will not disturb one another/ For those Bhikkhus who were wise in worldly lore, and abounding in bodily vigour, he appointed one lodging-place together, thinking, 'These venerable ones, too, will thus remain settled according to their pleasure.' And for such Bhikkhus as came in late, for them he caught fire, and by the light of the flame thereof he pointed out to them a lodging-place.'
So much so that Bhikkhus of set purpose would come in late, thinking, 'We shall thus behold the power of the Iddhi of the venerable Dabba the Mallian.' And they went up to the venerable Dabba the Mallian, and said: 'Appoint us, O venerable Dabba, a lodging-place.'
And to them the venerable Dabba the Mallian would speak thus: 'Where do the venerable ones desire to rest ? Where shall I appoint it ?'
And they of set purpose would designate some place afar, saying, ' May the venerable Dabba appoint us a lodging-place on the Vulture's Peak; may the venerable one appoint us a lodging-place at the Robber's Cliff; may the venerable one appoint us a lodging-place at the Black Rock on the Isigili Passa; may the venerable one appoint us a lodging on the Vebhâra Passa; may the venerable one appoint us a lodging-place in the Sattapanni Cave; may the
- Ghâyino possibly used with the technical connotation of being addicted to the practice of the Four Ghâna meditations; but compare Mahâvagga I, i, 3, 5, 7.
- See the comment as quoted by H. O.
- Compare the use of tegodhâtum samâpaggitvâ at Mahâvagga I, is, 4.
- Compare apissu at Kullavagga I, 9, 1.