They first met with Ven. Revata who delighted in solitude. Ven. Revata did not even utter a single word.
Extremely disappointed, Atula and his entourage went to see Ven. Shariputra and complained. As a result, the wise Shariputra immediately expounded in great detail the Abhidharma for them. Unfortunately, Atula could not quite grasp the profound principles.