Dictionary of Pāli Proper Names • G.P. Malalasekera
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Sāketa Tissa Thera
He was not fond of learning, saying that he had no time for it. When asked by the others, “Have you time for death?” he left them and went to Kaṇikāravālikasamudda-vihāra. There, during the rainy season (vassa), he was very helpful to the monks, both young and old, and at the end of the rainy season on the full-moon day, he taught a discourse that greatly agitated his listeners. AA.i.44; cf. DA.iii.1061.