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A monastery in Kosambī named after its donor Ghosita (or Ghosaka) and given over for use by the Buddha and the monks. The Buddha stayed here frequently and the location is mentioned numerous times in Pāli sources. It was the site of the first schism which arose when two monks resident at the monastery provoked a dispute, causing the Buddha to turn his back on them and seek solitude in the nearby Pārileyyaka forest.

Subjects: Buddhism.

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