Sutta Name Nikaya Vagga Academic PTS PSA Plae Keywords Notes
Bodhiraajakumaara Majjhima Majjhimapa.n.naasa, Raaja Vagga MN.085 M.ii.091ff. 21/102 mind-reading, welfare, monastic practice Records the visits of the Buddha to Prince Bodhi and the discussion which ensued. The Buddha does not step on the carpet because he knows that Bodhi is thinking to himself, “If I am to have a son, the Buddha will step on the carpet: if not, he will not.Þ The Buddha refutes Bodhi’s view that true welfare comes only through unpleasant things and declares that if a monk has confidence in the Buddha and also the necessary qualities of head and heart, he can master the Dhamma without delay.

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