1. Jenta. A village in Magadha, the
birthplace of Jenta Thera. ThagA.i.219.
2. Jenta. A thera. He was born in the
village of Jenta as the son of a chieftain. He was thoughtful when young, and
one day, having heard the Buddha preach, he entered the Order and soon became an
arahant (Thag.vs.111; ThagA.i.219f). He was a devaputta in the time of Sikhī
Buddha and offered him kinkirāta-flowers. Five kappas ago he was a king named
Sattuttama. v.l. Sabbuttama. He is probably identical with Kakkārapupphiya of
the Apadāna (Ap.i.177).
3. Jenta Purohitaputta. A thera. He was
the son of the chaplain of the Kosala king. (Was he Angulimāla's brother? See
Angulimāla). He was intoxicated with pride over his own advantages, and one day,
though visiting the Buddha, he decided not to speak unless the Buddha should
address him first. The Buddha, reading his thoughts, preached a sermon, intended
for him, on the evils of pride, and Jenta became a Sotāpanna. Later he entered
the Order and became an arahant (Thag.vs.423-8; ThagA.i.455f). Perhaps he is to
be identified with Manątthaddha of the Samyutta Nikāya (S.i.177; KS.i.224, n.1).