He was the son of Bimbisāra (Thag.vss.608‑19). His brother, Ajātasattu, wished to kill him, but failed, owing to Sīlavā’s destiny. The Buddha, discerning all this, sent Mahā-
The Buddha taught him, and he entered the Order, becoming an Arahant. He lived in Kosala. Ajātasattu sent men to kill him; but Sīlavā taught them and converted them, and they, too, entered the Order. ThagA.i.536 f.