referred to here is the seven-year old Sopaka. He was questioned
by the Buddha. It is not a matter for surprise that a child
of such tender years can give profound answers to these questions.
One has heard of infant prodigies. (3)
1. Also known as 'Kumaro Panha', Questions to be answered
by the Young One. Khp. 2; cf. A. v. 50 ff; 55
2. See notes at the end of the book.
3. Vide Encyclopaedia Britannica. Inc., 1955, II. p.
389. Also read The Case for Rebirth. Francis Story. Wheel
12-13. Buddhist Publication Society, Kandy, Sri Lanka.