1. Sāriputta Sutta. The sixteenth sutta of the
Atthakavagga of the Sutta Nipāta. Sāriputta asks the Buddha how a monk should
conduct himself in order to achieve his goal. The Buddha explains that a monk
must avoid the five dangers, endure heat and cold and other discomforts, and
must not be guilty of theft, anger, lying or arrogance. He should be guided by
wisdom and moderation (Sn. 955 75). The Commentary explains (SnA..ii.569f ) that
the sutta is also called the Therapañha Sutta, and that it was preached on the
occasion of the Buddha's descent from Tāvatimsa to Sankassa. The Buddha desired
that Sāriputta's wisdom should be adequately recognized, for Moggallāna’s iddhi,
Anuruddha’s clairvoyance and Punna's eloquence were already famous, but
Sāriputta's skill remained unknown. The Buddha therefore related the Parosahassa
Jātaka in order to show Sāriputta's wisdom in a past life. At the end of the
story, Sāriputta questioned the Buddha in eight stanzas, and the rest of the
sutta was spoken by the Buddha in answer to these questions.
2. Sāriputta Sutta. The Buddha instructs Sāriputta
on how to train oneself in order to get rid of notions of "I" and "mine." The
sutta contains a quotation from the Udayapañha. A.i.133.
3. Sāriputta Sutta. Sāriputta relates to Ananda how
once, when he was in Andhavana, he attained to perfect concentration. A.v.8.