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Nāgadatta

1. Nāgadatta Thera.– He once lived in a forest tract in Kosala and was inclined to be indolent. A deva, noticing this, admonished him, and it is said that Nāgadatta paid heed to the warning. S.i.200.

2. Nāgadatta.– A deva, living, according to one account (SA.i.217), in Kelāsa-pabbata; according to another (ThagA.i.138; AA.i.139), in Gandhamādana. Anuruddha, when residing in the Chaddantavana, used to pass by his dwelling, and the deva gave him milk-rice with lotus honey. When Sīvalī visited Gandhamādana with five hundred monks, the deva gave them milk-rice one day and clarified butter the next. When the monks inquired how he could get milk and ghee, he told them that this was the result of a gift of milk-rice given by him in the time of Kassapa Buddha.

Nāgadatta Sutta.– Records the admonition given by a deva to Nāgadatta Thera (q.v.) S.i.200.

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