v.l. Kevaḍḍha Sutta.– Taught in the Pāvārikambavana in Nāḷandā. Kevaṭṭa (1) visits the Buddha and asks him to order a monk to perform some mystic wonder in order to increase the faith of the Buddha’s followers. The Buddha expresses his hatred of miracles and tells Kevaṭṭa that a greater and better wonder than any or all of them is education in the system of self-
The monk seeks the Buddha, who explains to him that the question is wrongly put; it should be, “Where do the elements find no foothold; where do mind and matter pass away?” And the answer is, “In the mind of the Arahant, when consciousness (viññāṇa) ceases, then mind and matter cease.” D.i.211 ﬀ; cp. Ud.i.10.