An Arahant. He was born in Vesāli, and was one of those who heard the Buddha teach when he came to quieten the panic that arose there, as recorded in the Ratana Sutta (q.v.) After the discourse Kosalavihārī left the world. At the conclusion of his novitiate he dwelt in a forest near a village in Kosala. A lay adherent seeing him camping under a tree built for him a small hut, and there the elder attained Arahantship. He acquired his name from having dwelt long in Kosala (Thag.59; ThagA.i.134 f).
In the time of Padumuttara Buddha he was an ascetic in Himavā and gave the Buddha some tuberous roots. Fifty-