1. Bhūta Thera.– The son of a very wealthy councillor of Sāketa, his last and only child, the others having been devoured by a yakkha. The child was, therefore, well guarded at his birth, but the yakkha had meanwhile gone to wait on Vessavaṇa and had not returned. The boy was called Bhūta so that non-
In the time of Siddhattha Buddha he was a brahmin and, seeing the Buddha, he sang his praises in four verses. Fourteen world-
He is probably identical with Parappasādaka Thera of the Apadāna. Ap.i.113 f.
2. Bhūta.– An officer of Parakkamabāhu I. He bore the title Bhaṇḍārapotthakī, and later came to be called Adhikāri. Cv.lxxii.196; lxxiv. 72, 119, 136; lxxv. 196.