1. Sañjaya. A gardener (uyyānapāla) of Brahmadatta, king of Benares.
See the Vātamiga Jātaka. He is
identified with the slave girl who tried to tempt Cullapindapātika Tissa Thera.
2. Sañjaya. A rājā of Tagara. He renounced the world with ninety
crores of others and became an ascetic. Dhammadassī Buddha preached to them and
they all attained arahantship. Bu.xvi.3; BuA.183.
3. Sañjaya. Father of Vessantara.
He was the son of Sivi, king of Jetuttara, and
after his father's death succeeded him as king. His wife was
Phusatī. He is identified with
Suddhodana of the present age. See the
Vessantara Jātaka for details. He is
mentioned in a list of kings at Dpv. iii.42.
4. Sañjaya Thera. He was the son of a wealthy brahmin of Sāvatthi,
and, following the example of Brahmāyu, Pokkharasāti, and other well known
brahmins, found faith in the Buddha and became a sotāpanna. He entered the Order
and attained arahantship in the Tonsure hall.
In the time of Vipassī Buddha he spent all his wealth in good deeds and was
left poor. Even then he continued to wait on the Buddha and his monks and led a
good life. Eight kappas ago he was a king named Sucintita. (Thag.vs.48;
ThagA.i.119f ). He is evidently to be identified with Veyyāvacaka Thera of the
5. Sañjaya Akāsagotta. In the
Kannakatthala Sutta Vidūdabha tells the
Buddha that it was Sañjaya who started the story round the palace to the effect
that, according to the Buddha, no recluse or brahmin can ever attain to absolute
knowledge and insight.
Sañjaya is sent for by Pasenadi, but, on being questioned, says that
Vidūdabha was responsible for the statement. M.ii.127, 132.
6. Sañjaya. Son of the brahmin Vidhura and younger brother of
Bhadrakāra. See the Sambhava Jātaka. He is
identified with Sāriputta. J. v.67.
7. Sañjaya Belatthiputta
8. Sañjaya. One of the ten sons of