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A Paribbājaka who, with his friend Mandissa, visited the Buddha at the Ghositārāma (D.i.159). The Buddha preached to them the Jāliya Sutta.

According to the Pātika Sutta, when Jāliya heard that Pātika could not come to hold a discussion with the Buddha at Vesāli, he went to the Tindukkhāna-paribbājakārāma and tried to get Pātikaputta to come. But the latter was unable to come, being fixed in his seat. Jāliya thereupon spoke insultingly to him, calling him boaster, etc. (D.iii.22ff).

Jāliya is described as dārupattakantevāsī, because, says the Commentary (DA.i.319), his teacher used to beg for alms with a wooden bowl.


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