IAST|Puṇṇa was an
arahantwho was one of the ten leading disciples of Gautama Buddha.
When asked by the Buddha what he would think if people were to assault or kill him, each time IAST|Puṇṇa explained how he would find himself fortunate. As a result, the Buddha commended IAST|Puṇṇa on his self-control and peacefulness. IAST|Puṇṇa went on to establish a thousand lay followers in the Buddha's teaching. Upon IAST|Puṇṇa's death, the Buddha discerned that IAST|Puṇṇa attained final
Nirvana. [This entire account is from Samyutta Nikaya, Chapter 35, Sutta No. 88, "To IAST|Puṇṇa" (Bodhi, 2000, pp. 1167-69; [http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/sn/sn35/sn35.088.than.html Thanissaro, 1997] ).]
* Bodhi, Bhikkhu (trans.) (2000b). "The Connected Discourses of the Buddha: A Translation of the Samyutta Nikaya". Boston: Wisdom Publications. ISBN 0-86171-331-1.
Thanissaro Bhikkhu(trans.) (1997). "Punna Sutta: To Punna" (SN 35.88). Available on-line at http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/sn/sn35/sn35.088.than.html.
* [http://www.palikanon.com/english/pali_names/pu/punna.htm "Punna"] in the [http://www.palikanon.com/english/pali_names/dic_idx.html Buddhist Dictionary of Pali Proper Names] .
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