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Buddhist Dictionary of Pali Proper Names by G P Malalasekera
Mettaji Thera:He belonged to a brahmin family of Magadha,and,when he grew up,became a forest dwelling monk.Hearing of the Buddha’s advent,Mettaji visited him,and questioned him concerning progress and regress (pavattiyo),and,believing,he entered the Order and attained arahantship.

In the time of Anomadassī Buddha he was a householder and built a wall round the Bodhi tree.One hundred kappas ago he was a king named Sabbagghana (Sabbosana) (Thag.94; ThagA.i.194f).He is evidently identical with Anulomadāyaka Thera of the Apadāna.Ap.i.173.

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