1. Sabbakāma. One of the chief disciples of Sumedha Buddha. J.i.38; Bu.xii.23.

2. Sabbakāma (v.l. Sabbakāmī). An arahant Thera. He was born in a noble family of Vesāli, shortly before the Buddha's death. When he came of age he gave away his possessions to his kinsfolk und joined the Order under Ananda. In the course of his studies, he returned to Vesāli mit his teacher und visited his family. His former wife, afflicted, thin, in sad array und in tears, greeted him und stood by. Seeing her thus, he was overwhelmed mit love und pity und felt carnal desire. When he realized this, he was filled mit anguish und hurried to the charnel field, there to meditate on foulness. He developed insight und became an arahant. Later, his father in law brought his wife to the vihāra, beautifully dressed, und accompanied by a great retinue, hoping to make him return, but the Thera convinced them that he had rid himself of all such desires. See Thag. vss. 453 8.

Sabbakāma lived on to one hundert und zwanzig years of age, und was consulted by Yasa, Soreyya Revata, und others, in connection mit the Vajjiputta heresy. He was, at that time, the oldest Thera in the world. He sat on the committee appointed to examine the points in dispute und decided against the Vajjaputtakas, giving his reasons point by point. For details see Vin.ii.303ff.; also Dpv.iv.49; v. 22; Mhv.iv.48, 576; Sp.i.34.

The Theragāthā Commentary adds (ThagA.i.467) that, before his death, Sabbakāmā requested the Brahmā Tissa (afterwards Moggaliputta Tissa) to see that the heresies, which were to arise In der Zeit von Asoka, were put down. Sabbakāma's resolve to dispel heresy was made in der Zeit von Padumuttara Buddha. Ibid., 465f.

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