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Anguttara Nikaya

Aṅguttara Nikāya
1.188-1.234
Foremost Monks

Top arahant monks.

AN 1.188–197

“Monks, the foremost of my monk disciples in seniority is Aññākoṇḍañña.”

“Monks, the foremost of my monk disciples with great wisdom is Sāriputta.”

“Monks, the foremost of my monk disciples with psychic power is Mahāmoggallāna.”

“Monks, the foremost of my monk disciples with austere practices is Mahākassapa.”

“Monks, the foremost of my monk disciples with the divine eye is Anuruddha.”

“Monks, the foremost of my monk disciples from renowned families is Bhaddiya Kāḷigodhāyaputta.”

“Monks, the foremost of my monk disciples with a charming voice is Lakuṇṭaka Bhaddiya.”

“Monks, the foremost of my monk disciples with a lion’s roar1 is Piṇḍolabhāradvāja.”

“Monks, the foremost of my monk disciples who teach the Dhamma well is Puṇṇa Mantāṇiputta.”

“Monks, the foremost of my monk disciples who explain in detail the meaning of a brief statement is Mahākaccāna.”

AN 1.198–208

“Monks, the foremost of my monk disciples in creating a mind-made body is Cūḷapanthaka.”

“Monks, the foremost of my monk disciples who are skilled in emerging in the form jhānas is Cūḷapanthaka.”

“Monks, the foremost of my monk disciples who are skilled in emerging in the formless jhānas is Mahāpanthaka.”

“Monks, the foremost of my monk disciples who live without taints is Subhūti.”

“Monks, the foremost of my monk disciples who are worthy of gifts is Subhūti.”

“Monks, the foremost of my monk disciples who stay in the wilderness is Revata of the Acacia Wood.”

“Monks, the foremost of my monk disciples who practice jhānas is Kaṅkhārevata.”

“Monks, the foremost of my monk disciples who are energetic is Soṇa Koḷivisa.”

“Monks, the foremost of my monk disciples who are good speakers is Soṇa Kuṭikaṇṇa.”

“Monks, the foremost of my monk disciples who receive many gifts is Sīvali.”

“Monks, the foremost of my monk disciples who are strong in faith is Vakkali.”

AN 1.209–218

“Monks, the foremost of my monk disciples who desire to train is Rāhula.”

“Monks, the foremost of my monk disciples who became a monk out of faith is Raṭṭhapāla.”

“Monks, the foremost of my monk disciples who are the first to take a meal ticket is Kuṇḍadhāna.”

“Monks, the foremost of my monk disciples who compose inspired verses is Vaṅgīsa.”

“Monks, the foremost of my monk disciples who are impressive all around is Upasena Vaṅgantaputta.”

“Monks, the foremost of my monk disciples who assign lodgings is Dabba Mallaputta.”

“Monks, the foremost of my monk disciples who are beloved by the deities is Pilindavaccha.”

“Monks, the foremost of my monk disciples with swift insight is Bāhiya Dārucīriya.”

“Monks, the foremost of my monk disciples with brilliant speech is Kumara Kassapa.”

“Monks, the foremost of my monk disciples who have attained the methods of analytical knowledge is Mahākoṭṭhita.”

AN 1.219–234

“Monks, among my monks who are very learned, the foremost is Ānanda.”

“Monks, among my monks with strong mindfulness, the foremost is Ānanda.”

“Monks, among my monks with a quick grasp, the foremost is Ānanda.”

“Monks, among my monks who have memorized the Dhamma, the foremost is Ānanda.”

“Monks, among my attendant monks, the foremost is Ānanda.”

“Monks, among my monks with a large congregation, the foremost is Uruvelakassapa.”

“Monks, among my monks who inspire lay families, the foremost is Kāḷudāyī.”

“Monks, among my monks with good health, the foremost is Bakkula.”

“Monks, among my monks who recollect past lives, the foremost is Sobhita.”

“Monks, among my monks who have memorized monastic training rules, the foremost is Upāli.”

“Monks, among my monks who advise the nuns, the foremost is Nandaka.”

“Monks, among my monks who guard the sense doors, the foremost is Nanda.”

“Monks, among my monks who advise the monks, the foremost is Mahākappina.”

“Monks, among my monks who are skilled in emerging to the fire element absorption, the foremost is Sāgata.”

“Monks, among my monks who teach comprehensive teachings, the foremost is Rādha.”

“Monks, among my monks who wear coarse robes, the foremost is Mogharāja.”

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