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Gopaka

1. Gopaka.– An elder. He once stayed at the Kukkuṭārāma in Pāṭaliputta, where he was given a set of robes. Vin.i.300.

2. Gopaka.– A king of ninety-one world-cycles ago; he offered kaṇavera-flowers (Nerium odorum) to the Buddha. He was a previous birth of Kaņaverapupphiya Thera. Ap.i.182.

3. Gopaka.– A deva. He had been a Sākyan maid of Kapilavatthu named Gopikā (Gopī), who led a virtuous life and, according to the Buddha’s teaching, had cultivated the thoughts of a man. After death she was born as a devaputta in Tāvatiṃsa. There, when he saw monks reborn as Gandhabbā, he rebuked them for having neglected their opportunities. A series of verses attributed to Gopaka are given in the Sakkapañha Sutta. D.ii.271‑5.

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