The twenty first of the Dīgha Nikāya (D.ii.263 89).
Sakka visits the Buddha at the
Vediyagiri, and, having obtained leave
from the Buddha through Pañcasikha, asks a series of fourteen questions on the
- malice and avarice,
- favour and disfavour,
- of desire,
- of mental preoccupation,
- obsession (papañca),
- happiness (somanassa),
- sorrow (domanassa),
- good behaviour of body and speech (as enjoined in the
- right pursuit (pariyesanā),
- control of the sense abilities,
- the presence of divers persuasions (aneka-dhātu), and
- failure in attaining the right ideal.
For details of this visit see Sakka.
A summary of the Sutta is given at DA.iii.738.
The Sutta also contains the story of the Sākiyan maiden
Gopikā. Sakka is greatly pleased with the Buddha's answers, and, together
with eighty thousand devas, becomes a sotāpanna.
In order to show his gratitude to
Pañcasikha, he obtains
for him as his wife, Timbarūs daughter, Bhaddā Suriyavaccasā.
The sutta is quoted by name at S. iii.13.
that the sutta comes under the Vedalla division. DA.i.24; also Gv.67.