Khuddaka Nikāya Suttas

Pārāyana Vagga forms a part of the Sutta Nipāta, a sub-division of the Khuddaka Nikāya of Pāḷi Canon. It is among the earliest existing Buddhist literature. Pārāyana Vagga deals with 16 questions asked by 16 brāhmin youths while the Buddha is staying at Pāsānaka Shrine in the country of Māgadha. The Buddha gives his answers to each of the questions

The Khuddakapāṭha (Pāḷi for "Short Readings"; abbreviated as "Khp") is a Theravada Buddhist scripture, the 1st collection of discourses (Suttas) in the Khuddaka Nikāya of the Pāḷi Canon. It may have originated as a handbook for novices composed from excerpts from the canon, and was accepted as canonical because it consisted of texts that were already part of the Canon.