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Dīghanakha

A wanderer (paribbājaka), nephew (sister’s son) of Sāriputta.

He visited the Buddha at Sūkarakhatalena and the Buddha taught him the Dīghanakha Sutta, at the end of which he became a Stream-winner (sotāpanna).

In the sutta he is addressed as Aggivessana (M.i.497 f; ThagA.ii.95; DhA.i.79).

He was originally an Annihilationist (MA.ii.477). Perhaps he is the heretic brahmin, nephew of Sāriputta, who was admonished by Mahā-Moggallāna because he expressed great repugnance at the sight of Mahā-Kassapa. Thag.1108 ff; ThagA.ii.180.

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