1. Jayasena. Father of Siddhattha Buddha
(J.i.40; BuA.187). The Buddhavamsa (xvii.13) calls him Udena.
2. Jayasena. Father of Phussa Buddha
(Bu.xix.14; J. i.41). The Buddha preached to him and he became an arahant
(BuA.193). He was king of Kāsī and his wife was Sirima (PvA.19). See also
3. Jayasena. King of Kapilavatthu. His
son was Sīhahanu and his daughter
Yasodharā. His grandson was
Mhv.ii.15.ff; Dpv. iii.44; MT.134; but see Mtu.i.352, where he is called Hastikasīrsa.
The Tibetan sources call him Dhanvadurga. (Rockhill, p.13.)
A prince who once visited
the novice Aciravata at
Veluvana in Rājagaha and asked him to teach the
Doctrine. Reluctantly the novice did so, but at the end of the exposition Jayasena declared that he was unable to agree with it.
When this was reported to
the Buddha he said that Jayasena, being given up to luxury, could not be
expected to appreciate renunciation (M.iii.128).
discussion which Jayasena had with his uncle Bhūmiya Thera is recorded in the
Bhūmiya Sutta. In this case we are told that Jayasena was pleased with the
discourse and entertained Bhūmiya to his own dish of rice (M.iii.138).
says that Jayasena was Bimbisāra's own son (Bimbisārassa putto orasako).
5. Jayasena. A king who built for
Sobhita Buddha at Sudassana a vihāra one league in extent (Bu.vii.6; BuA.138).
Jayasena was one of the chief lay supporters of Sobhita. Ibid., 140; but see
6. Jayasena. One of the theras present
at the foundation of the Mahā Thūpa. Dpv. xix.8; MT.527.