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Sumitta

1. Sumitta.– An Ājīvaka who gave grass for his seat to Padumuttara Buddha. BuA.158.

2. Sumitta.– Son of Sumedha Buddha in his last lay life. Bu.xii.20; BuA.160 calls him Punabbasumitta.

3. Sumitta.– Brother of Sambahula and king of Amaranagara; he entered the Order and became a leading disciple (aggasāvaka) of Siddhattha Buddha. Bu.xvii.18; J.i.40; BuA.186.

4. Sumitta.– A king of one hundred and thirty world-cycles ago; a previous birth of Nāgita (Atthasandassaka) Thera (ThagA.i.184; Ap.i.168).

5. Sumitta.– A sage of Kāsī, a former birth of Mahā-Kassapa; his wife was Bhaddā-Kāpilānī. Ap.ii.582.

6. Sumitta.– Younger brother of Vijaya and son of Sīhabāhu. His wife, Cittā, was the daughter of the Madda King. He reigned in Sīhapura, and was invited by Vijaya to Sri Lanka to succeed to the throne; but he sent, instead, his son Paṇḍuvāsudeva. He had two other sons. Mhv.vi.38; viii.2, 6, 10.

7. Sumitta Thera.– He was the younger son of Kuntikinnarī. He was ordained, with his brother Tissa, by Mahāvaruṇa and attained to Arahantship. Tissa died from the bite of a venomous insect because it proved impossible to get any ghee, though Sumitta went about seeking for some. Sumitta died, while walking in meditation in the Caṅkama-hall, in the eighth year of Asoka’s reign. Mhv.v.213‑27.

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