He was the son of a ruler of a province and was trained in all accomplishments. Having heard a great Thera teach, he left the world and joined the Order. He practised jhāna and became an Arahant.
One day an ascetic named Paṇḍarassa-
Phussa’s reply is contained in the Theragāthā, vs. 949‑80; ThagA.ii.82 f.