I heard thus. At one time venerable
Mahàkaccàyana was living in Madhura in the Gunda forest. King
Avantiputta of Madhura heard that venerable Mahàkaccàyana was living in
Madhura in the Gunda forest, and fame of venerable Mahàkaccàyana had
spread, he is wise, learned, a clever preacher, a perfected one since
long, and it is good to see such perfect ones. Then king Avantiputta of
Madhura getting ready good conveyances went to see venerable
Mahàkaccàyana in all royal splendour. Going as far as the conveyances
could carry them went on foot and approached venerable Mahàkaccàyana.
Approaching and exchanging friendly greetings with venerable
Mahàkaccàya, sat on a side and said thus: ßVenerable sir, brahmins say,
brahmins are from the chief clan, the most superior in appearance, all
other clans are inferior, its the brahmins born from the mouth of
Brahma, his hereditary sons, that purify, non-brahmins do not purify.
What has good Kaccàyana to say about this?û (excerpt from metta.lk )
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