1. Channa Sutta. Records the visit of
Channa paribbājaka to Ananda, at Sāvatthi. He asks Ananda why the Buddha
preaches the abandonment of rāga, dosa, moha; Ananda explains and Channa goes
away satisfied (A.i.215f).
2. Channa Sutta.Channa Thera goes from
cell to cell in the monastery at Isipatana, asking the Elders to teach him the
Dhamma. Finding that their teachings do not help him in getting rid of craving,
he visits Ananda at the Ghositārāma. Ananda praises Channa for his new-found
humility, and repeats to him a sermon which he (Ananda) had heard the Buddha
preach to the monk Kacchānagotta, dealing with the paticcasamuppāda.
Channa expresses his delight with the
exposition of Ananda (S.iii.132ff). The Commentary (SA.ii.231f) says that this
account refers to Channa, the companion of the Buddha. After the infliction on
him of the Brahmadanda, he was greatly affected, and wandered from place to
place. In the course of these wanderings he came to Benares.
3. Channa Sutta. Records the incidents
in connection with the suicide of Channa Thera (Channa 2). S. iv.55f; SA.iii.12;