The supreme enlightenment

Story of the Buddha - no. 36

50. One morning Upatissa was walking towards Rajagaha. On the way there he met a monk who looked very peaceful and seemed to be free from all fear. This monk was the arahant Assaji, one of the five former ascetics. Upatissa went towards him and said: “Venerable master! Who is your teacher and what did he teach you?” The monk replied with a smile: “My teacher is a great sage of the Sakya clan. He is the Buddha, and I practice according to his teaching.”