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Buddhist Dictionary of Pali Proper Names by G P Malalasekera
Sālha:1.Sālha,called Migāranattā.He once visited Nandaka Thera with Pekkhuniya’s grandson,Rohana.See the Sālha Sutta (A.i.193 f).He built a vihāra for the nuns and Sundarīnandā was appointed to supervise the work.As a result,Sālha and Sundarīnandā saw each other frequently and fell in love.Wishing to seduce her,Sālha invited a party of nuns to his house and set apart seats for those nuns who were older than Nandā in one part,and for those younger in another,so that Nandā would be alone.But she,guessing the reason for the invitation,did not go,and,instead,sent an attendant nun to Sālha’s house for her alms,excusing herself on the plea that she was taken ill.Salha,hearing of this,set a servant to look after the other nuns and ran off to the monastery.Nandā,on her bed,was waiting for him,and he seduced her (Vin.iv.211f).

Buddhaghosa explains (Sp.iv.900) that Sālha was called Migāranattā because he was the grandson of Migaramātā,(Visākhā).

2.Sālha. A Licchavi,who once visited the Buddha at theKūtāgārasālā (A.ii.200).See Salha Sutta (2).

3.Sālha.A monk of Ñātikā.The Buddha declared that he died an arahant.D.ii.191; S.v.356.

4.Sālha. An eminent monk who took a prominent part in the Second Council.He lived in Sahajāti,and,on hearing of the heresy of the Vajjiputtakas,retired into solitude in order to decide whether he thought their contentions right.There an inhabitant of the Suddhāvāsā informed him that the Vajjiputtakas were wrong.He was one of the four appointed on behalf of the Pācinakas (Vajjiputtakas) on the committee which discussed the dispute.He was a pupil of Ananda.Vin.ii.302ff.; Mhv.iv.4f ,48,57; Dpv.iv.49; v.22; Sp.i.34.

1.Sālha Sutta. Records a conversation between Nandaka Thera,Sālha Migāranatti (see 1),and Rohana Pekkhuniyanattā.A.i.193f.

2.Sālha Sutta. The Licchavis,Sālha and Abhaya,visit the Buddha at the Kūtāgārasālā and question him regarding the way that is made by purity of morals and that made by self mortification.The Buddha answers the question with many similes.The last part of the sutta describes a fighting man who is a ”long distance shooter,” one who shoots by lightning,and a smasher of large objects,and the corresponding classes of the Ariyan disciples.A.ii.200f.

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