A monk whose Theragāthā verse says that since going forth he has not had any hate. Thag.48


In the Kaṇṇakatthala Sutta Viḍūḍabha tells the Buddha that it was Sañjaya who started the story round the palace to the effect that, according to the Buddha, no recluse or brahmin can ever attain to absolute knowledge and insight. Sañjaya is sent for by Pasenadi, but, on being questioned, says that Viḍūḍabha was responsible for the statement. MN.ii.127 MN.ii.132


One of the six famous heretical teachers of the Buddha’s day. He was a great skeptic, his teaching being the evasion of problems and the suspension of judgment. His doctrines seem to have been identical with those of the Amarāvikkhepikas (Eel wrigglers) who, when asked a question, would equivocate and wriggle like an eel. DN.i.58 DN.i.27

He is evidently identical with Sañjaya the Paribbājaka who was the original teacher of Sāriputta and Moggallāna. Vin.i.39 It is said that when these two disciples left Sañjaya to become pupils of the Buddha, they were joined by two hundred and fifty others. Sañjaya then fainted, and hot blood issued from his mouth. Vin.i.42

Perhaps the Aviruddhakas mentioned in the Aṅguttara AN.iii.276 were also followers of Sañjaya— they were called Amarāvikkhepakā for their philosophical doctrines, and Aviruddhakā for their moral conduct.