Various devaputtas -
followers of different teachers - come to the
Buddha and sing the praises of their respective teachers -
- Asama the praises of Purana Kassapa,
- Sahalj of Makkhali Gosāla;
- Ninka of Nigantha Nātaputta and
- Akotaka of all three.
Vetambarī makes rejoinder to Akotaka and Māra agrees with
him, while Mānava-Gāmiya sings the Buddha's praises. S. i.65ff.