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Isidinna

A thera. He was the son of a millionaire (seṭṭhi) in Sunāparanta. He witnessed the miracle of the Buddha’s acceptance of the Candanamālā (probably the Candanamālaka), and, having heard the Buddha teach, he became a Stream-winner (sotāpanna). While still living the life of a householder, a compassionate spirit urged him to give it up. He entered the Order and soon after became an Arahant (ThagA.i.312‑3).

The Theragāthā (vv.187‑8) contains two verses which he uttered in confessing knowledge (aññā). They were the same as were spoken to him by his friendly spirit. In the time of Vipassī Buddha, he was a householder and did homage to the Buddha’s Bodhi-tree with a fan made of sumana-flowers (ThagA.312 f). He is probably identical with Sumanavājaniya of the Apadāna (Ap.ii.415).

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