1. Chiggala Sutta. Once, at the Kūtagārasālā in
Vesāli, Ananda saw
Licchavi youths practising archery, shooting
through even a small keyhole (chiggala) without a miss. He reported this to the
Buddha, who remarked that those who penetrate the meaning of
dukkha, etc., do a
far more difficult thing (S.v.453f).
2. Chiggala Sutta.It is more probable
that a blind turtle, rising to the surface only once in a hundred years, should
put his neck through a yoke (chiggala) with a single hole, floating about in the
ocean, than that a fool who has gone to the Downfall should become a man again
(S.v.455; cp. M.iii.169; Thig.500).
3. Chiggala Sutta.Similar to 2. It is
more probable that a turtle, etc. . . ., than that one should get birth in a
human form, or that a Tathāgata should arise in the world, or that the Dhamma
and Vinaya proclaimed by a Tathāgata should be shown in the world. See also
Tālacchiggala Sutta (S.v.456).