Dictionary of Pāli Proper Names • G.P. Malalasekera
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Mentioned with Bhañña in the compound Vassabhaññā, as dwellers of Ukkalā and as “denying cause, consequence and reality.”
There were certain aspects of the Buddha’s teaching that even they would accept (e.g., S.iii.73; A.ii.31; M.iii.78).
Buddhaghosa explains (AA.ii.497; MA.ii.894) Vassabhañña as “Vasso ca Bhañño cāti dve janā.”