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Araṇemi

1. Araṇemi.– A brahmin teacher of a past age, given in a list of six teachers, who were chief priests (purohita). A.iii.373. The others being Sunetta, Mūgapakkha, Kuddālaka, Hatthipāla, and Jotipāla. In A.iv.135 f a seventh name is added, Araka ; see also Divy, 632.

They practised harmlessness (ahiṃsā) and, abstaining from eating flesh, got rid of their lusts. As a result, they were born in the Brahmaloka. They had many disciples.

2. Araṇemi.– Tibetan sources mention a king, Araṇemi Brahmadatta of Sāvatthi, who was father of Pasenadi. He was exiled from his kingdom and lived in Campā (Rockhill, pp.16, 70). However, see Mahākosala.

3. Araṇemi.– See Anoma (5).

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