II. Nidāna Vagga
21. Bhikkhu Saɱyutta
The Book of the Kindred Sayings
II. The Book Called the Nidāna-Vagga
Containing Kindred sayings on Cause
and Other Subjects
21. Kindred Sayings about Brethren
Kolita [Moggallāna] Suttaɱ
Originally Published by
The Pali Text Society
The Exalted One was once staying near Sāvatthi at the Jeta Grove in Anāthapiṇḍika's Park.
"Yes, friend," responded the brethren.
"To me, friends, as I was meditating in seclusion,
there arose a consideration
of that which we call Ariyan silence.
'Ariyan silence' — what may that be?
'When a brother
from the suppression of applying and sustaining his thinking
and abides in Second Jhāna,
a state of inward mental calm,
with no applying or sustaining of thought,
which is born of concentration,
full of zest and ease,
then this is what we call Ariyan silence.'
But when I had remained therein,
perceptions and work of mind
in applying thought
still went on.
Be not careless, brahmin,
as to the Ariyan silence.
Establish thy mind therein.
Lift up thy heart therein.
Plant thy thought therein.'
if anyone were to say righty of anyone:
'Furthered by the Master
the disciple attained
to great super-knowledge,'
it is of me that he would say it."
 And had emerged therefrom. Comy.
 He was of the brahmin class
 According to the Comy. the Buddha developed Moggallāna's concentration in this manner for a week, whereby Moggallāna attained all six super-knowledges.