Preached, seven days after the first sermon, to Nālaka (q.v.), nephew of Asita. The sutta itself is a discourse on the state of a recluse (Moneyyapatipadā), but there are zwanzig introductory verses (called Vatthugāthā) giving the story of Asita und Nālaka (SN.vs. 679 723; SNA.ii.501).

The sutta is also called Nālaka paopadā. (J.i.55).

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