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Sudatta

1. Sudatta.– One of the eight brahmins who was called in to examine the signs at the Buddha’s birth. J.i.56; Mil.236.

2. Sudatta.– A warrior (khattiya) of Mekhala, father of Sumana Buddha. Bu.v.32; J.i.34.

3. Sudatta.– A warrior (khattiya), father of Sumedha Buddha. Bu.xii.18; J.i.38; but BuA. (172) calls him Sudassana.

4. Sudatta.– One of the chief lay patrons of Sobhita Buddha. Bu.vii.23.

5. Sudatta.– The personal name of Anāthapiṇḍika.

6. Sudatta.– A lay disciple of Ñātika who had become a Once-returner. D.ii.92; S.v.356 f.

7. Sudatta.– A devaputta who visited the Buddha at Jetavana and spoke two stanzas on the value of earnestness. S.i.53.

8. Sudatta.– One of the chief lay patrons of Metteyya Buddha. Anāgat.vs.62.

9. Sudatta.– Father of Piyadassī Buddha. Bu.xiv.15; but see Sudinna (1).

10. Sudatta.– One of Sujāta Buddha’s chief lay patrons. Bu.xiii.30.

11. Sudatta Thera (v.l. Sudanta).– He belonged to a rich family of Veḷukaṇḍa. Some give his name as Vāsula. He was a close friend of Nanda Kumāputta, and, on hearing that the latter had left the world, he, too, visited the Buddha with a similar end in view. The Buddha taught him, and he entered the Order and lived on a hill with Kumāputta, engaged in meditation. However, they were disturbed by the comings and goings of numerous monks, and, owing to the disturbance, spurred on to greater endeavour, Sudatta put forth effort and became an Arahant.

Ninety-four world-cycles ago, in the time of Siddhattha Buddha, he was a householder, and going into the forest, he made walking sticks, which he gave to the monks (Thag.vs.37; ThagA.i.101 f).

He is evidently identical with Daṇḍadāyaka of the Apadāna, and is generally known as Kumāputtasahāya Thera. Ap.i.283.

1. Sudatta Sutta.– Describes the visit of Sudatta the devaputta to the Buddha. S.i.53.

2. Sudatta Sutta.– The Buddha tells Anāthapiṇḍika that he who gives food gives four things to the receiver thereof:

  1. long-life (āyu),
  2. beauty or good complexion (vaṇṇa),
  3. happiness (sukha),
  4. strength (bala). A.ii.63.

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