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Piṅgala Buddharakkhita

A monk of Sri Lanka, incumbent of the Ambariya-vihāra. The lay-disciple (upāsaka) of Uttara (or Antara) Vaḍḍhamānaka took the precepts from him and was soon after seized by a snake. The lay-disciple resolved not to break the precepts, and the snake set him free (MA.i.165; SA.ii.113; DhSA.103, etc.). Piṅgala Buddharakkhita’s monastery was near Uttaragāma (Uttaravaḍḍhamāna?) and there were one hundred houses in the village, all of which he visited, and there was not one single house at the door of which he had not developed samāpatti. MA.ii.978.

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