A monk whose Theragāthā verses speak of having accomplished all that he was aksed to do. Thag.330–334


A monk whose Theragāthā verses speak of ordaining at age seven, overcoming a dragon, and bringing water for his teacher from lake Anotatta. He is said to be Anuruddha’s novice. Thag.429–434

He may be the same Sumana who represented the monks from Pāveyyakā at the Second Council. Vāsabhagāmi was his colleague. . Vin.ii.305


He is mentioned as having lived in Andhavana with Khema. Together they visited the Buddha, and, when Khema had gone away, Sumana talked with the Buddha about arahants. AN.iii.348f. He may be identical with one of the other Sumanas.


A Yakkha chief, to be invoked in time of need by followers of the Buddha. DN.iii.205