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Dhammanando wrote:Hi Ed,
dhanapāle rāhule ca
sabbattha samako munī ti.
To the murderer Devadatta,
To the robber Aṅgulimāla,
To Dhanapāla [the elephant], and to Rāhula too —
The Sage is neutral to them all.
(Ap.i.47; Mil.410; DhA.i.146)
The Apadāna and the Theragāthā Atthakathā attribute the verse to Ven. Upāli. The Milindapañha attributes it to Ven. Sāriputta. In the Dhammapada Atthakathā it is spoken by the Buddha, but with samako ("neutral") replaced with samamānaso ("neutral in mind").