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2-4) He knows everything concerning the past, future and present (atitarp . . , aniigatarp . . , paccuppannaIJ! sabbaIJ! jiiniiti ti sabbaiiiiutaiianam). , satan c 'eva saddii. pc .. ghiinaii c 'ev� gandhii ca ... pe ... 1habbii ca, mana c 'eva dhammii ca eVaIJ! taIJ! ) . 27 . 1 ta1p. 1jiiniiti Ii . ) (12-17) He knows everything about vedanii, safiiiii, sarikhilra, viJIDiilJa, cakkhu and jarii-mar�a as far as various aspects of impermanence, unsatisfactoriness and non-selfare concerned (yiiva18 vedanaya...

212 It is used {)ften in the following phrase: 'Bhiisitam p 'ctaJp maharaja Bhagavata devacidevena.. ' (This, o King, was also said by the Lord, God of godS ... 213 As pointed out by Horner''' and lwarnatsu,'" the term deviitidcva, except for a few instances, is used usually in conjunction with the epithet Bhagava. g. 'Bhiisitam p' CtaIp maharaja Bhagavata.. " 16 This use ofthe word deviitideva in the text clearly indicates that it was not fully accepted as an established and popular epithet of the Buddha at the time of the original foonation of the Milindapaiiha.

De Silva points out in comparison with the powers of retrocognitive and clairvoyant abilities ofthe arahan! e. (S) and (9) of the tathiigatabala) that the Buddha, according to the Aggivacchagotta suua,112 seems to have unlimited retrocognitive and clairvoyant abilities as he says that he can see as far as he wishes to see (yiivad eva iikarikhiinl1) . ll5 Finally, she remarks that as for the first, this special power of knowing a possibility as a pOSsibility and an impossibility as an impossibility is never mentioned as a knowledge of the arahant.

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