1. Cintā Sutta. Unprofitable reasoning
about the world, life, etc., should be abandoned. Thoughts about Ill, etc.,
should be cultivated. S. v.418.
2. Cintā Sutta. Once a man, having left
Rājagaha, came to the Sumāgadhā Lotus Pond and started speculating about the
world. He then saw a whole army entering a lotus-stalk. Thinking himself mad, he
returned to the town, where he told people what he had seen; they confirmed his
belief in his madness. But, in fact, said the Buddha, what he saw was real; he
saw the Asura-host running away from the Devas and escaping through a lotus
stalk. It is, therefore, unprofitable to speculate about the world. S. v.446f.