An arahant. He was a nobleman of Vesāli and left the world after hearing the Buddha preach the Ratana Sutta. After ordination, he dwelt in a pleasant hut in a beautiful forest, where he won arahantship. One day some women tried to tempt him, but in vain (Thag.58; ThagA.i.122f.).

His first desire to attain liberation was made in the time of Padumuttara Buddha. Later he gave a beautiful seat to Atthadassī Buddha and offered him flowers in homage. One hundred and seventy kappas ago he was a king named Sandimā (Sannibbāpaka). He is probably identical with Asanūpatthāyaka of the Apadāna. Ap.i.144.

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