A monk whose Theragāthā verse tells of how when ill, he aroused mindfulness. Thag.30

In the Saṃyutta Nikāya SN.v.22 the Buddha explains to him, in answer to his question, the character of the five sensual elements and the necessity for their abandonment. Elsewhere SN.v.166 he is represented as asking the Buddha for a lesson in brief, which the Buddha gives him. Dwelling in solitude, he meditates on this and becomes an arahant.

Perhaps he is also identical with Uttiya Paribbājaka, who is represented in the Aṅguttara Nikāya AN.v.193ff. as asking the Buddha various questions on the duration of the world, etc., and as being helped by Ānanda to understand the real import of the Buddha’s answers.


One of four monks with similar Theragāthā verses, the others being Godhika, Subāhu and Valliya. The verses speak of the song of the rain on their well-sealed huts, as their minds delight in meditation. Thag.51–54


A monk whose Theragāthā verse warns of how addiction to the senses increases defilement. Thag.99