During this tour, the mendicants settled along the Vaggumudā river, where they made leaf-huts in preparation for the retreat during the rainy season. While they were on rains retreat, Yasoja, addressed his band of mendicants as follows:
All the mendicants agreed with Yasoja, and so they all spent that rainy season secluded, diligent and resolute. Quite soon, they realised the three forms of liberating wisdom:
Meanwhile, the Buddha stayed in Sāvatthī for as long as he wished, and then went on tour to Vesālī, capital of the Vajji republic.
When he reached Vesālī he stayed in the great forest, in the gabled hall, where he passed his time reading the minds of the mendicants living on the bank of the Vaggumudā river. He then said this to Ānanda:
Please send a messenger to them, saying ‘The Teacher has summoned you, sirs, he wishes to see you’.