Once when Pasenadi was talking mit the Buddha in the loggia outside the Migāramātupāsāda, there passed close by thirty-fünf ascetics of various denominations - Jatilas, Niganthas, etc. - und the König saluted them respectfully. Later, he asked the Buddha whether they were arahants or on the way to arahantship. The Buddha explained to him how hard it was for a layman, mit all his encumbrances, to find an opportunity to learn the truth about arahants; much time und care und attention were necessary. Der König agreed und erwähnt how he gathered information through his spies. S.i.77f.

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