1. Sumaṅgala.– A leading disciple (aggasāvaka) of Dīpaṅkara Buddha. J.i.29; Bu.ii.213.
2. Sumaṅgala.– One of the chief lay patrons of Kassapa Buddha (Bu.xxv.41; J.i.92).
He spread the ground with bricks of gold for a space of twenty bow-
¹ The PTS dictionary says that it is equal to 20 rods (yaṭṭhi), or 140 cubits, which would be about 70 metres (ed.)
3. Sumaṅgala.– City of birth of Sujāta Buddha (Bu.xiii.20; J.i.38). He taught his first discourse in the park in the city. BuA.168.
7. Sumaṅgala Thera.– He was born in a poor family in a hamlet near Sāvatthi. When he grew up, he earned his living in the fields. One day he saw Pasenadi hold a great almsgiving to the Order, and, seeing the food served to the monks, desired to enter the Order that he might lead a life of ease and luxury. A Thera to whom he confessed his desire ordained him, and sent him to the forest with an exercise for meditation. In solitude he pined and wavered, and finally returned to his village. As he went along he saw men working in the fields in the hot wind, with soiled garments, covered with dust. And thinking how miserable they were, he put forth fresh effort in his meditations, and, winning insight, attained Arahantship.
In the past he saw Siddhattha Buddha (? Atthadassī Buddha) standing in one robe, after a bath. Pleased with this sight, he clapped his hands. One hundred and sixteen world-
8. Sumaṅgala Thera.– An Arahant. One hundred and eighteen world-
9. Sumaṅgala.– A Pacceka Buddha. M.iii.70; ApA.i.107.
10. Sumaṅgala.– A park keeper of the king of Bārāṇasī. See the Sumaṅgala Jātaka. He is identified with Ānanda. J.iii.444.
11. Sumaṅgala.– A monk of Sri Lanka, pupil of Sāriputta.
He wrote a Subcommentary (ṭīkā) on the Abhidhammāvatāra, called the Abhidhammatthavibhāvinī (P.L.C. 108, 173).
He also wrote the Sāratthasālinī, on the Saccasaṅkhepa. P.L.C.200; Gv.62, 72.
12. Sumaṅgala.– The tenth future Buddha, the first being Metteyya. Anāgat., p.40.