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Kisasaṅkicca

A naked ascetic (acelaka), contemporary with the Buddha and evidently a well-known head of a school; mentioned in company with Nanda Vaccha and Makkhali Gosāla (e.g., M.i.238).

Kisasaṅkicca is spoken of as one of the three shining lights of the Ājīvakā (M.i.524) and is classified among the shining lights (paramasukkhābhijāta) in the six environments (chaḷabhjāti) of the Ajīvakas (q.v.) (A.iii.384; DA.i.162).

Buddhaghosa says (MA.i.463) that Kisa was his personal name and Saṅkicca that of his clan (gotta).

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