1. Uttiya or Uttika Sutta. Uttiya Thera
visits the Buddha and asks him for an explanation of the five sensual elements (kāmagunā)
mentioned by him. The Buddha explains them, and declares that they should be
abandoned in order that the Noble Eightfold Path might be cultivated. S. v.22.
2. Uttiya or Uttika Sutta. Uttiya asks
the Buddha for a teaching in brief, on which he might meditate while dwelling in
solitude. The Buddha tells him that he must purify "the rudiments in good
states" (ādim eva visodhehi kusalesu dhammesu), and proceeds to mention the four
satipatthānas. As a result of developing the latter Uttiya became an arahant.
3. Uttiya or Uttika Sutta. The
Paribbājaka Uttiya visits the Buddha and asks him his views regarding the
eternity of the world, the end of the world, the identity of body and soul, and
the continuation of the existence of the Tathāgata after death. The Buddha
replies that he teaches nothing about such things, but that the object of his
teaching is to enable beings to realise emancipation. Thereupon Uttiya asks the
Buddha whether the world is led to follow that teaching. The Buddha remains
silent. Ananda, wishing to prevent any misunderstanding on the part of Uttiya,
explains that there is no "leading," but that the Buddha knows that all those
who escape from the world do so along a certain path, just as the gate-keeper of
a well-guarded town knows that whoever enters that town must, inevitably, use
the one entrance. A.v.193-5.