1. Sudatta. One of the eight brahminis who was called in to examine
the signs at the Buddha's birth. J. i.56; Mil.236.
2. Sudatta. A khattiya of Mekhala, father of
Sumana Buddha. Bu.v.32; J. i.34.
3. Sudatta. A khattiya, father of Sumedha
Buddha. Bu.xii.18; J. i.38; but BuA. (172) calls him
4. Sudatta. One of the chief lay patrons of
Sobhita Buddha. Bu.vii.23.
5. Sudatta. The personal name of
6. Sudatta. A lay disciple of Nādikā who had become a sakadāgāmin.
D.ii.92; S. v.356f.
7. Sudatta. A devaputta who visited the Buddha at
Jetavana and spoke two stanzas on the value of
earnestness. S. i.53.
8. Sudatta. One of the chief lay patrons of
Metteyya Buddha. Anāgat.vs.62.
9. Sudatta. Father of Piyadassī
Buddha. Bu.xiv.15; but see Sudinna (1).
10. Sudatta. One of Sujāta Buddha's chief
lay patrons. Bu.xiii.30.
11. Sudatta Thera (v.l. Sudanta).
He belonged to a rich family of Velukantaka.
Some give his name as Vāsula. He was a close friend of
Kumāputta, and, on hearing that the latter had
left the world, he, too, visited the Buddha with a similar end in view. The
Buddha preached to him, and he entered the Order and lived on a hill with
Kumāputta, engaged in meditation. But they were disturbed by the comings and
goings of numerous monks, and, owing to the disturbance, spurred on to greater
endeavour, Sudatta put forth effort and became an arahant.
Ninety four kappas ago, in the time of Siddhattha Buddha, he was a
householder, and going into the forest, he made walking sticks, which he gave to
the monks (Thag.vs.37; ThagA.i.101f).
He is evidently identical with Dandadāyaka of the Apadāna, and is generally
known as Kumāputtasahāya Thera. Ap.i.283.
1. Sudatta Sutta. Describes the visit of Sudatta the Devaputta to the
Buddha. S. i.53.
2. Sudatta Sutta. The Buddha tells
Anāthapindika that he who gives food gives four things to the receiver
- strength. A.ii.63.