This conversation, depicting the poignant demeanour of the bhikkhus took place near Gosiṅga, where the three Elders, the Venerable Anuruddhā, the Venerable Nandiyo and the Venerable Kimilo were dwelling in the Sālavana, the Sāla-tree-forest and were visited by the Buddha. After this introducing enquiry about their well-being the Buddha examined further their progress in meditation and their achievements and left the grove satisfied. Anuruddhā was the cousin of the Buddha who, along with four more members had joined the Saṅgha as representatives of the Sākyan families: Ānanda, Devadatta, Kimilo, Bhagu and their barber Upāli.
Such a demeanour is truly found amongst the four pairs of men.
Pāli lesson (with audio) 1.4.5
Please download the PDF below to read and listen to this Pāli text. In order to be able to play the embedded audio you will need to use Adobe Reader (version 7 or greater).