Kokālika ［瞿伽利］ (, Pali; Kugyari or Kukari): A member of the Shākya tribe of ancient India and an enemy of Shakyamuni Buddha. He became a disciple of Shakyamuni but, falling under Devadatta’s influence, slandered the Buddha’s disciples Shāriputra and Maudgalyāyana. According to The Treatise on the Great Perfection of Wisdom, Kokālika was always looking for fault or error on the part of Shāriputra and Maudgalyāyana. One day, caught in a heavy rain, Shāriputra and Maudgalyayana stayed overnight at a potter’s house. Kokālika, who happened to pass by this house the next morning and to know that a woman also lived there, spread false rumors to the effect that Shāriputra and Maudgalyāyana had had relations with a woman, which was forbidden them as monks. Shakyamuni admonished Kokālika against spreading false rumors, but Kokālika refused to heed his admonition. It is said that on that day boils broke out all over his body and that he died that night in a fit of agony, falling into the hell of the great crimson lotus, the most terrible of the eight cold hells.