Daṇḍapāṇī meets the Buddha at the Mahāvana near Kapilavatthu and questions him as to his tenets. The Buddha explains that his tenets are such that they avoid all strife and make a man dwell above all pleasures of sense, etc., Daṇḍapāṇī shakes his head and walks on, without comment.
Later in the evening the Buddha visits the Nigrodhārāma and tells the monks there briefly how to get rid of all obsessions, so that all evil and wrong states of mind are quelled and pass away entirely. After the Buddha’s departure the monks seek Mahā-
Nāgita was; among those present when the sutta was taught. He was thereby persuaded to enter the Order, and soon after became an Arahant. ThagA.i.183.