Upatissa and Kolita become disciples

Story of the Buddha - no. 52

52. After this encounter Upatissa was filled with happiness, and went straight to see Kolita. He told Kolita what the noble monk Assaji had told him. Instantly, Kolita also understood the Buddha’s teaching and attained the first stage of enlightenment. Finally, the two friends went to see the Buddha. They asked him to accept them as monks and the Buddha agreed. After practicing diligently, they both attained arahantship. Later, they became the Buddha’s chief disciples and were known under their monks’ names as Sariputta and Moggallana.