A village and monastery in Ceylon. In the monastery once lived a sāmanera, possessed of great iddhi powers, who, not heeding the advice of his teacher, fell in love with a weaver's daughter and, as a result, lost all his powers. Later, the woman lost her sight through a blow from him, and he was reduced to abject poverty. The sāmanera's teacher had warned him of just this, but the warning was of no avail (VibhA.294f.; but see MA.ii.699f., where the names are spelt differently). v.l. Kammupelanda, Kampupelanda, Kapupelanda. See also Kupuvena.

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