One of Bāvarī’s disciples. The questions he asked of the Buddha are recorded in the Kappamāṇavapucchā. Snp.1007 Snp.1092–1095
A monk whose Theragāthā verses speak of the unattractiveness of the body. Thag.567–576 In the Saṃyutta Nikāya SN.iii.169f. two suttas are connected him, in both of which he asks the Buddha how it is possible to cultivate knowledge and thought so as to be free from thoughts of “I” and “mine” with regard to the body. The same questions, receiving the same answers, are elsewhere attributed to Rāhula. SN.ii.253f.
In the Saṃyutta Nikāya. SN.i.144 Bakabrahma is identified with Kappa’s teacher, Kesava.