Dictionary of Pāli Proper Names • G.P. Malalasekera
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A monk of Sri Lanka. He lived in the Kolita-vihāra, while his elder brother, Dattābhaya, lived in the Potaliya-vihāra. Once Tissa fell ill and, sending for his brother, asked for a brief formula for meditation. Dattābhaya recommended meditation on kabaliṅkāhāra and Tissa soon became an Arahant (AA.i.243). His teacher was Mahāpiṭaka Thera. Sp.iii.695.