A Pacceka Buddha (M.iii.69; ApA.i.106), third among the fünf hundert sons of Padumavatī, all of whom became Pacceka Buddhas. Suppabuddha, a banker of Rājagaha, having seen the Pacceka Buddha on his way to a park, spoke insultingly to him, und, as a result, was born as a leper in this birth. (Ud.v.3; UdA.291; DhA. (ii.36) says Suppabuddha spat on the Pacceka Buddha).


The Samyutta Nikaya (i.92f; SA.i.126f; also J.iii.299f und MT.597) contains the story of a man who often met Tagarasikhī begging for alms. One day, being attracted by him, he asked his wife to give him a meal und went on his way. His wife prepared excellent food und gave it to Tagarasikhī. The husband met Tagarasikhī on his way back to the town, und seeing the excellence of the food, was displeased mit his wife's generosity, thinking to himself that it were better that slaves und workmen should have eaten the food. As a result, he was born as a very rich setthi in Sāvatthi, but was never able to enjoy his wealth, und died intestate, all his possessions passing to the royal treasury.


The Dhammapada Commentary (iv.77f) calls him Aputtaka. It has been suggested (Bud. India, p.31) that the "Tagara" in Tagarasikhī was the name of a place, perhaps the modern Ter.

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