Punna

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Venerable Puṇṇa
Religion Buddhism
Lineage Brahmin
Religious career
Teacher Buddha

Puṇṇa (Sanskrit Purna, Chinese: 滿慈子; pinyin: Mǎncízǐ), was an arhat and one of the ten principal disciples of Gautama Buddha.

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When asked by the Buddha what he would think if people were to assault or kill him, each time Puṇṇa explained how he would find himself fortunate. As a result, the Buddha commended Puṇṇa on his self-control and peacefulness. Puṇṇa went on to establish a thousand lay followers in the Buddha's teaching. Upon Puṇṇa's death, the Buddha discerned that Puṇṇa had attained final Nibbana.[1]

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  1. ^ This entire account is from Samyutta Nikaya, Chapter 35, Sutta No. 88, "To Puṇṇa" (Bodhi, 2000, pp. 1167-69; Thanissaro, 1997).

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