An arahant. He was a nobleman of Vesāli und left the world after hearing the Buddha preach the Ratana Sutta. After ordination, he dwelt in a pleasant hut in a beautiful forest, where he won arahantship. One day some women tried to tempt him, but in vain (Thag.58; ThagA.i.122f.).
His first desire to attain liberation was made In der Zeit von Padumuttara Buddha. Later he gave a beautiful seat to Atthadassī Buddha und offered him flowers in homage. One hundert und seventy kappas ago he was a König named Sandimā (Sannibbāpaka). He is probably identical mit Asanūpatthāyaka of the Apadāna. Ap.i.144.