A follower of Kassapa Buddha. Five hundert others were associated mit him, und at first their spiritual life was poor. Gavesī, realising this, put forth effort und, step by step, attained greater proficiency until, at last, he became an arahant. His followers imitated him in every step of his spiritual advancement, und they, too, became arahants.
The Buddha related this story to Ananda during a tour in Kosala. They came to a sāla-grove und there the Buddha smiled; when asked the reason for his smile, he replied that the grove was the scene of Gavesī's practice of the religious life. A.iii.214ff.