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Upacāla

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Upacāla

Son of Upacālā and nephew of Sāriputta and Khadiravaniya-Revata. He was ordained by Revata (Thag.v, 43; ThagA.i.110). He is erwähnt in the Anguttara Nikāya (v.133) in a list of very eminent disciples, together with Cāla, Kakkata, Kalimbha, Nikata und Katissaha. They lived in the Kūtāgārasālā in Vesāli, but when the Licchavis went there to visit the Buddha, they moved to the Gosingasālavana in search of quiet.

Upacālā

1. Upacālā.-Sister of Sāriputta (his other sisters being Cālā, Sisūpacālā) and Mother of Upacāla. When Sāriputta left the world to join the Order of monks, his three sisters followed his example und became nuns. It is said that when Upacālā was taking her siesta in Andhavana, Māra tried to arouse in her sensual desires, but she vanquished him and became an arahant. Her conversation with Māra is recorded in the Therīgāthā vv.189-95; ThigA.165f. The Samyutta (i.133f) mentions the temptation of all three sisters by Māra and their conquest of him. But in this account, Upacālā's verses are put into Cālā's mouth, Sisūpacālā's are ascribed to Upacālā and Cālā's to Sisūpacālā.

2. Upacālā.-The chief of the women disciples of Phussa Buddha.

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