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Jayasena

1. Jayasena.– Father of Siddhattha Buddha (J.i.40; BuA.187). The Buddhavaṃsa (xvii.13) calls him Udena.

2. Jayasena.– Father of Phussa Buddha (Bu.xix.14; J.i.41). The Buddha taught him and he became an Arahant (BuA.193). He was king of Kāsī and his wife was Sirimā (PVA.19). See also Tirokuḍḍa-petavatthu.

3. Jayasena.– King of Kapilavatthu. His son was Sīhahanu and his daughter Yasodharā. His grandson was Suddhodana. Mhv.ii.15.ff; Dpv.iii.44; MT.134; but see Mtu.i.352, where he is called Hastikaśīrṣa.

The Tibetan sources call him Dhanvadurga. (Rockhill, p.13.)

4. Jayasena.– A prince who once visited the novice Aciravata at Veḷuvana in Rājagaha and asked him to teach the Doctrine. Reluctantly the novice did so, but at the end of the exposition Jayasena declared that he was unable to agree with it.

When this was reported to the Buddha he said that Jayasena, being given up to luxury, could not be expected to appreciate renunciation (M.iii.128).

A discussion which Jayasena had with his uncle Bhūmija Thera is recorded in the Bhūmija Sutta. In this case we are told that Jayasena was pleased with the discourse and entertained Bhūmija to his own dish of rice (M.iii.138).

Buddhaghosa (MA.ii.932) says that Jayasena was Bimbisāra’s own son (Bimbisārassa putto orasako).

5. Jayasena.– A king who built for Sobhita Buddha at Sudassana a vihāra one league in extent (Bu.vii.6; BuA.138). Jayasena was one of the chief lay supporters of Sobhita. Ibid., 140; but see Bu.vii.23.

6. Jayasena.– One of the elders present at the foundation of the Mahā Thūpa. Dpv.xix.8; MT.527.

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