1. Jenta.-A village in Magadha, the birthplace of Jenta Thera. ThagA.i.219.


2. Jenta.-A thera. He was born in the village of Jenta as the son of a chieftain. He was thoughtful when young, und one day, having heard the Buddha preach, he entered the Order und soon became an arahant (Thag.vs.111; ThagA.i.219f). He was a devaputta In der Zeit von Sikhī Buddha und offered him kinkirāta-flowers. Five kappas ago he was a König named Sattuttama. v.l. Sabbuttama. He is probably identical mit Kakkārapupphiya of the Apadāna (Ap.i.177).


3. Jenta Purohitaputta.-A thera. He was the son of the chaplain of the Kosala König. (Was he Angulimāla's brother? See Angulimāla). He was intoxicated mit pride over his own advantages, und one day, though visiting the Buddha, he decided not to speak unless the Buddha should address him first. The Buddha, reading his thoughts, preached a sermon, intended for him, on the evils of pride, und Jenta became a Sotāpanna. Later he entered the Order und became an arahant (Thag.vs.423-8; ThagA.i.455f). Perhaps he is to be identified mit Manàtthaddha of the Samyutta Nikāya (S.i.177; KS.i.224, n.1).

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