Editor's note: The following note comes at the end of last issue's text passage.
Sariputra's Unyielding Resolve
Sariputra, by invitation, had led the monks to a prominent household where the senior monks were served sumptuously while new ordinees and novices such as Rahula were served only a two-week-old mixture of rice, sesame and vegetables. Hence the Buddha's declaration that the (blatantly discriminatory) meal constituted impure fare.
See Le Traite de la Grande Vertu de Sagesse de Nagarjuna. By E'tienne Lamotte, pp. 118-21, Universite de Louvain Institut Orientaliste Louvain, 1949.