1. One of the two principal followers of the Buddha (with Moggallāna). He is represented iconographically on the Buddha's right hand.
2. A 12th-cent. leader of the Buddhist saṅgha (monastic communities), and a highly revered commentator on the Pāli canon. His work is marked by a quest for inclusion and reconciliation, and he was called ‘the ocean of wisdom’.
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