Dictionary of Pāli Proper Names • G.P. Malalasekera
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He belonged to a wealthy family of Kosala. Having listened to a discourse on impermanence, after coming of age, he joined the Order and attained Arahantship.
Thirty-one world-cycles ago, in the time of Sikhī Buddha, he was a cowherd. After the death of the Buddha he heard a monk teach on his virtues, and, acquiring discernment of impermanence, he paid great honour to the Buddha’s Bodhi tree. In his last life he recalled this act with great joy, as having helped him to win the goal. Thag.vs.217 f; ThagA.i.337 f.