1. Vāsettha. The constant attendant of
Nārada Buddha. J. i.37; Bu.x.23.
2. Vāsettha, Vāsittha. The name of an old rsi held in high esteem for
his knowledge. He was one of the originators of the Vedic runes.
Vin.i.245; D.i.104; M.ii.164, 200; Mil.162, etc.; cf. Vasistha in Vedic
3. Vāsettha. Name of a gotta, probably tracing its descent to the sage
Vāsettha (Skt. Vasistha). In the Mahā
Parinibbāna Sutta (D.ii.147, 159) we find the Mallas of
as Vāsetthā, as well as the Mallas of Pāvā (D.iii.209). It was a gotta held in
esteem (ukkattha). E.g., Vin.iv.8.
4. Vāsettha. A young brahmin who, with his friend
Bhāradvāja, visited the Buddha and held
discussions with him. These discussions are recorded in the
Tevijja Sutta, the
Vāsettha Sutta, and the
Buddhaghosa says (DA.ii.399; SnA.ii.463;
cf. Sn., p.116) that Vāsettha was the chief disciple of
Pokkharasāti. According to him again
(DA.ii.406; cf.iii.860, 872), Vāsettha's first visit to the Buddha was on the
occasion of the preaching of the Vāsettha Sutta, at the conclusion of which he
accepted the Buddha as his teacher. He again did so, when, at his next visit,
the Buddha preached to him the Tevijja Sutta. Soon after, he entered the Order,
and, at the conclusion of the preaching of the Aggañña Sutta, he was given the
higher ordination and attained arahantship. He belonged to a very rich family
and renounced forty crores when he left the world. He was an expert in the three
5. Vāsettha. A lay disciple, evidently distinct from Vāsettha (3). He
visited the Buddha at the Kūtāgārasālā
in Vesāli and the Buddha preached to him
(A.iv.258). See Vāsettha Sutta (2). He is
mentioned among the Buddha's eminent lay disciples. A.iii.451.
6. Vāsettha. A brahmin; see Dhūmakāri. The
scholiast explains (J.iii.402) that he belonged to the Vāsetthagotta.
7. Vāsettha. A brahmin of Kapilavatthu, father of Vappa Thera.
8. Vāsettha. A very rich brahmin, father of Sela Thera. Ap.i.318.