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Ujjhānasaññikā

The name given to a group of devas who once visited the Buddha at Jetavana late at night. They charged the Buddha with inconsistency, but later, begging his forgiveness, they were pardoned by him (S.i.23‑5).

Buddhaghosa (SA.i.50 f ) says that they did not belong to any separate deva-world but were given this name by the elders of the Council on account of their captious remarks. They had heard the Buddha praise his monks for self-denying practices while he himself wore raiment of silk, fine cloth or linen, ate food worthy of a rājā, dwelt in a Fragrant Cell like unto a deva-mansion and used good medicines.

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