1. Anomadassí.-The seventh Buddha. He was born in the park Sunanda in Candavatí, his parents being Yasavá and Yasodhará. He lived in three palaces: Siri, Upasiri and Vaddha (Sirivaddha, according to BuA.). His wife was Sirimá and his son Upavána. He renounced household life at the age of 10,000 years, leaving home in a palanquin, and practised austerities for ten months. A maiden, Anupamá, gave him a meal of milk-rice before his Enlightenment, and the ájívaka, Anoma, provided him with grass for his seat, his Bodhi being an ajjuna tree.

His first sermon was preached in the park Sudassana in Subhavatí. The Twin-Miracle was performed at Osadhí at the foot of an asana tree. Nisabha and Asoka (v.l. Anoma) were chief among his monks, and Sundarí and Sumaná among his nuns. Among laymen, Nandivaddha and Sirivaddha were his foremost supporters, and among laywomen, Uppalá and Padumá.

King Dhammaka was his royal patron; his constant attendant was Varuna. He lived to be 100,000 years old and died at Dhammáráma. He held three assemblies at which were present 800,000, 700,000 and 600,000 respectively.

The Bodhisatta was a powerful yakkha-chief and entertained the Buddha and his following (Bu.x.; BuA.141-6).

It was a sermon preached by Nisabha and Anoma, the chief disciples of this Buddha, that made Sarada-tápasa (Sáriputta in his last birth) wish to become an aggasávaka himself. Later, Sirivaddha (Moggallána), at Sarada's suggestion, entertained the Buddha and wished for the post of second disciple under Gotama (DhA.i.88-94).

Bakkula Thera was an ascetic in Anomadassí's day. The Buddha once suffered from an abdominal affliction and it was this ascetic who cured him(AA.i.169; Mil.216).

It is said that at Anomadassí's birth seven kinds of jewels rained down from the sky and that this was the reason for his name. From the time of his conception the aura of his body spread round him to a distance of eighty hands. BuA.141.


2. Anomadassí.-An ascetic who gave grass for his seat to Sikhí Buddha. BuA.201.


3. Anomadassí.-A Sangharája of Ceylon, at whose request the Hatthavanagalla-Vihára-Vamsa was written (D'Alwis' edition, p.7, n.6). He was the author of a Sinhalese work on astrology, the Daivajńa-káma-dhenu, and he is generally identified with the Elder for whom, according to the Cúlavamsa (lxxxviii. vv.37-9; see also P.L.C., 219), Patirájadeva, minister to Parakkamabáhu II., built in Hatthavanaggalla, following the king's orders, a temple of three storeys and a lofty pinnacle.


4. Anomadassí.-An Elder of Ceylon, at whose request a pupil of Ananda Vanaratana wrote a commentary called Sáratthasamuccaya on four Bhánaváras of the Tipitaka. P.L.C., 227. The work has now been published in the Simon Hewavitarana Bequest Series (Colombo), vol. xxvii. For a discussion on this Anomadassí see the Introduction, p. x-xi.

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