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Lohicca

1. Lohicca.– A brahmin of Makkarakata in Avanti. Once when Mahā-Kaccāna was living there in a forest hut, a number of Lohicca’s pupils came there and began abusing the monks, calling them shavelings, menials, etc. Kaccāna talked to them, telling them how degenerate were the brahmins, differing from brahmins of old, the present ones being backsliders, mere reciters, doing things for trifling gains. The pupils went back to Lohicca and told him this. Lohicca visited Kaccāna and discussed with him these statements, and, at the end of the talk, declared himself Kaccāna’s follower. S.iv.117 ff.

2. Lohicca.– A brahmin of Sālavatikā. He once conceived the idea that a recluse (samaṇa) who had reached a good state of mind should tell no one else of it, lest he should entangle himself in new bonds. When the Buddha went to Sālavatikā, Lohicca sent the barber, Rosika (v.l. Bhesika), to invite the Buddha and the monks in his name. The Buddha accepted the invitation, and, at the end of the meal, questioned Lohicca regarding his views. At the end of the discussion Lohicca became the Buddha’s follower. D.i.224 ff.

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