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Buddhist Dictionary of Pali Proper Names by G P Malalasekera
Rājadatta Thera:An arahant.He belonged to a caravan leader’s family of Sāvatthi,and was so called because he was born through the favour of Vessavana.When he came of age he took a caravan of five hundred carts to Rājagaha.Then,having squandered all his money,he went to Veluvana,and,after hearing the Buddha preach,entered the Order and lived in a charnel field.While wandering about,he saw the mangled body of a murdered courtesan and only with a great effort saved himself from distraction of mind.Later,he induced jhāna and won arahantship.

Fourteen kappas ago he had seen a Pacceka Buddha at the foot of a tree and had given him an ambātaka (mango?) fruit (Thag.vss.315-19; ThagA.i.402f).

He is probably identical with Ambātaka Thera.Ap.i.394.

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