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Senior monk who presided over the second council (see Council of Vaiśālī). A native of Soreyya, he was consulted over the legitimacy of the ‘ten points’ of monastic practice adopted by the Vṛjiputraka (Pāli, Vajjiputtaka) monks and condemned them as illegitimate. His verdict was confirmed by a jury of eight monks (himself included) made up from four belonging to either side of the dispute. A recital of the Dharma was held to conclude the preceedings. See also Yasa.

Subjects: Buddhism.


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