1. Pañcálacanda

A devaputta who visited the Buddha at Jetavana and uttered a verse to the effect that the man who understands jhána finds room even among crowding obstacles. The Buddha corrects him, saying that those who are mindful and self possessed know the way to Nibbána (S.i.48). This discussion forms the basis for the Pañcála Sutta (above.) It is probably this same deva who is mentioned as a Maháyakkha in the Atánátiya Sutta (D.iii.205) who is to be invoked by the Buddha's followers in time of need.

2. Pañcálacanda

A handsome brahmin youth with whom the queen of a Kosala king misconducted herself on various occasions. She first saw and fell in love with him when on the way to visit her son; thereafter she found various excuses for coming to the city where he lived. This is one of the stories related by Kunála. J.v.425, 430f.

3. Pañcálacanda

A former birth of kunála. He was the chaplain of Kandari, king of Benares, and helped the king in discovering the love intrigues of his queen, Kinnará, with a misshapen cripple. When Kandari wished to have the queen beheaded, Pañcálacanda interceded on her behalf and convinced the king, by recalling to his mind several experiences they had lived through together, that the queen's sin was due to her nature as woman. J.v.437ff.

4. Pañcálacanda

Son of Cúlaní Brahmadatta. He was sent by Mahosadha to be kept as hostage to King Videha, when Cúlaní threatened to harm the latter; but Videha treated him like a younger brother. Pañcálacandí was sister to Pañcálacanda. J.vi.434, 435, 454, 462, 466.

Pañcálacanda Sutta

Recounts the discussion between the Buddha and the devaputta Pañcálacanda (1). S.i.48.

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