The next day, therefore, Gotama set out at the usual hour, carrying his bowl to beg for a meal.
In them it is recited that My, the mother of Gotama, was immaculate.
It is the first utterance rather than the second that seems to have the genuine ring of Gotama.
They who, watchful night and day,On the body meditate,Are followers of Gotama.300.
The disciples of Gotama are always well awake, and their mind day and night always delights in meditation.
How far can we accept them as a true picture of what Gotama was and taught?
In the Indian original Sutasoma is one of the previous births of Gotama.
This does not mean that we have any sermon in the exact form in which Gotama uttered it.
This is the second person of the Buddhist triad, the apparitional body of Gotama.
Gotama, while regarding their doctrine as insufficient, did not reject their practices.