- The commentary explains that Suppiya was a follower of Sanjaya Belatthaputta (DN 2.31 ff.), the former teacher of Sariputra and Mahamoggallana. It is was this defection, in addition to the loss of his gains, that angered Suppiya.
This discourse is called the Brahmajala (the "Supreme Net" or the "All-Embracing Net of Views") sutra because it goes on to list and refute 62 kinds of wrong views.
At the end of the sutra, Ananda exclaims: "It is marvellous, venerable sir, it is wonderful. What is the name of this exposition of Dharma?"
The Buddha replies, "Ananda, you may remember this exposition of Dharma as the Net of Advantage [that which is profitable], the Net of Dharma, the Supreme Net, the Net of Views, or as the Incomparable Victory in Battle."