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Dīghāvu (Sutta)

1. Dīghāvu.– Eldest son of King Arindama (1). He is identified with Rāhula. J.v.490.

2. Dīghāvu.– A householder of Rājagaha and son of Jotika-gahapati. He was a Stream-winner and, when he lay ill, he sent his father to the Buddha requesting the Buddha to visit him. The Buddha accepted the request, taught him and consoled him. Soon afterwards Dīghāvu died and was born in the Brahma world as a Non-returner. S.v.344 f.

3. Dīghāvu.– Son of King Mahājanaka and his queen Sīvalī. He became king when Mahājanaka left the world. He is identified with Rāhula. J.vi.44, 61, 62, 68.

4. Dīghāvu.– See Dīghāyu.

Dīghāvu-Upāsaka Sutta.– Records the visit of the Buddha to Dīghāvu (see Dighāvu 2). The Buddha exhorts him to practise the six conditions that are the constituents of knowledge (cha vijjābhāgiyadhamme):

  1. contemplation of impermanence in formations (saṅkhāra),
  2. consciousness of suffering in impermanence,
  3. of there being no self in what is suffering,
  4. consciousness of abandoning,
  5. of dispersion, and
  6. of cessation. S.v.344 f.

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