Points of Controversy
5.8. Of Insight into the Future
Theravādin: If we can know about the future in general, it must be as in other knowledge through knowing its root, condition, cause, source, origin, upspringing, support, basis, correlation, genesis. But you deny that we know the future thus… .
Andhaka: If I am wrong, is there not a Suttanta in which the Exalted One said: “To Patna, Ānanda, three disasters will happen: by fire or by water or by rupture of friendship ”? Surely then the future may be known.