Sakka visits the Buddha at the Migárámatupásáda and asks him how a monk can be delivered by the extirpation of cravings and become foremost among gods and men. The Buddha briefly explains, and Sakka leaves him after expressing his satisfaction.
Moggallána, desiring to know if Sakka has really understood the teaching, visits him and asks him the same question. Sakka evades this question and, accompanied by Vessavana, conducts Moggallána through his palace, Vejayanta, in order to demonstrate his power. Moggallána causes the palace to quake and, seeing the agitation of Sakka, again asks him the same question; Sakka gives the Buddha's explanation, word for word, and Moggallána is satisfied. M.i.251ff