The name of a brahmin clan. In the pācittiya it is given as one of the lower gottas, Vin.iv.8 but it is also Sakka’s gotta, and is therefore generally regarded as a high one. Thag.415

The name Kosiya is also used in speaking of Sakka by the Buddha, DN.ii.270 Mahā Moggallāna, MN.i.252 and by Mahā Kassapa. Ud.iii.7


A monk whose Theragāthā verses emphasize the importance of listening to a teacher and being reflective and learned. Thag.370–374