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Ramanīyavihārī Thera

An Arahant. He was the son of a banker of Rājagaha and lived a dissolute life, until one day, on witnessing the arrest of an adulterer, he was very agitated and joined the Order. As a monk, too, he lived in luxury, in a well-furnished room hence his name. Later, seized with remorse, he wandered out of his cell. On the way he saw a carter refresh a weary bull and then re-yoke him. Determined to take up his duties as a monk, he sought Upāli, and, with his help, attained Arahantship. In the past he had offered koraṇḍa flowers to Vipassī Buddha (Thag.vs.45; ThagA.i.115 f).

He is probably identical with Koraṇḍapupphiya Thera of the Apadāna. Fifty-seven world-cycles ago he was a king named Vītamala. Ap.i.206.

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