A conversation between the Buddha and Vacchagotta Paribbājaka. Vacchagotta asks, and the Buddha explains, why, unlike the various Paribbājakas, the Buddha does not say whether the world is eternal or not, or make various similar statements. Vacchagotta puts the same question to Moggallāna and receives the same answer. Vacchagotta expresses his admiration of the fact that teacher and pupil should agree so closely. S.iv.395f.; cp. S.iii.257f.