Aïguttara Nikàya
1. Ekakanipàta

XIII. Ekapuggalavagga
A Certain person.

170. Bhikkhus, a certain person is born in the world for the welfare and pleasantness of gods and men. Who is it? It is the Thus Gone One, worthy and rightfully enlightened, born out of compassion for the world.

171. Bhikkhus, a certain person's appearance in the world is rare. Who is it? It is the Thus Gone One, worthy and rightfully enlightened, his appearance is rare in the world.

172. Bhikkhus, a certain person is born supreme in the world. Who is it? It is the Thus Gone One, worthy and rightfully enlightened. He is born supreme in the world.

173. Bhikkhus, a certain person's demise brings remorse to many. Who is it? It is the Thus Gone One, worthy and rightfully enlightened. His demise brings remorse to many.

174. Bhikkhus, a certain person is born in the world without a compare, to achieve the not yet achieved without a counterpart and chief among men. Who is it? It is the Thus Gone One, worthy and rightfully enlightened. He is born in the world without a compare, to achieve the not yet achieved without a counterpart and chief among men.

175- 186. Bhikkhus, a certain person's arising in the world, is the arising of, great vision, an effulgent light, the six superior states, the fourfold mastership in analysis, the innumerable elements and the various elements, realizing the fruits of release with understanding, realizing the fruits of entering the stream of the teaching, realizing the fruits of returning once, realizing the fruits of not returning and realizing the fruits of arahantship. Who is it? It is the Thus Gone One, worthy and rightfully enlightened. Who is it? It is the Thus Gone One, worthy and rightfully enlightened. Who is it? It is the Thus Gone One, worthy and rightfully enlightened. Bhikkhus, his arising in the world is the arising of, great vision, an effulgent light, the six superior states, the fourfold mastership in analysis, the innumerable elements and the various elements, realizing the fruits of release with understanding, realizing the fruits of entering the stream of the teaching, realizing the fruits of returning once, realizing the fruits of not returning and realizing the fruits of arahantship.

187. Bhikkhus, I do not know of any other person who could follow up the teaching proclaimed by the Thus Gone One other than Sàriputta. Bhikkhus, Sàriputta follows up the teaching proclaimed by me.