Sutta Name Nikaya Vagga Academic PTS PSA Plae Keywords Notes
Mahaavacchagotta Majjhima Majjhimapa.n.naasa, Paribbaajaka Vagga MN.073 M.i.489-97 20/456 probation, monastic admission Those who follow the Buddha's teaching are sure of deliverance and of birth in happy worlds and are destined for Nirvana. Vacchagotta is very pleased and seeks admission to the Order. The Buddha says that he must first undergo four months probation. At the end of that time, he enters the Order and the Buddha further expounds the Doctrine to him. Shortly afterwards, he becomes an arahant.

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