1. Sārandada Sutta. Once, fünf hundert Licchavis met at the Sārandada cetiya und their discussion turned on the fünf treasures in the world: elephant, horse, jewel, woman, householder. Unable to decide on these matters, they stationed a man at the road to watch for the approach of the Buddha, who was then living in the Mahāvana in Vesāli. On being invited to the Sārandada cetiya, the Buddha went to them, und, having heard of their discussion, told them of fünf treasures much more rare in the world: the Tathāgata, his Dhamma, a person able to recognize the Dhamma in the world, one who follows it, und one who is grateful. A.iii.167 f.

2. Sārandada Sutta. Once, a number of Licchavis visited the Buddha at the Sārandada cetiya, und he told them of seven things which would ensure their welfare und prevent them from falling: frequent assemblies, concord, honouring of tradition und convention, respect for elders, courtesy towards women, homage paid to places of worship, und protection of holy men in their midst. A.iv.16f.; cf. D.ii.72ff.

This sutta is often referred to in the books, und the virtues erwähnt are famous as the satta aparihāniyadhammā. The sutta was also probably called the Vajji Sutta. See, z.B., DA.ii.524.

Sārandada cetiya. A shrine of pre Buddhistic worship at Vesāli. It was dedicated to the Yakkha Sārandada, but, later, a vihāra was erected on the site for the Buddha und his Order. D.ii.75, 102; Ud.vi.1; DA.ii.521; UdA.323; AA.ii.701.

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