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Former Buddhas

Overview page. Subjects: Religion.

Members of a lineage of Perfectly Awakened Ones (sammāsanbuddhas) who are alleged by tradition to have preceded Gotama, the historical Buddha. Earliest Buddhist texts record the names of...

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Former Buddhas

Overview page. Subjects: Religion.

Members of a lineage of Perfectly Awakened Ones (sammāsanbuddhas) who are alleged by tradition to have preceded Gotama, the historical Buddha. Earliest Buddhist texts record the names of...

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Former Buddhas

John Bowker.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions

January 2000; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religious Studies. 94 words.

Members of a lineage of Perfectly Awakened Ones (sammāsanbuddhas) who are alleged by tradition to have preceded Gotama

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Butsumyō-e

John Bowker.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions

January 2000; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religious Studies. 26 words.

(Jap., ‘a buddha's name’).

The former annual ceremony in Japan of reciting the names of buddhas in the past, present,

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<i>Jātakamāla</i>

John Bowker.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions

January 2000; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religious Studies. 15 words.

A collection of thirty-four stories dealing with assorted former lives of the Buddha (jātaka).

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Butsumyō-e

Overview page. Subjects: Religion.

(Jap., ‘a buddha's name’).

The former annual ceremony in Japan of reciting the names of buddhas in the past, present, and future to expiate sins.

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Yakushi

David Leeming.

in A Dictionary of Asian Mythology

January 2001; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Customs and Traditions. 120 words.

A former bodhisattva (see Boddhisttva), who after long years of practice achieved Enlightenment and the status of Buddha,

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Jātaka

Damien Keown.

in A Dictionary of Buddhism

January 2004; p ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Buddhism. 277 words.

(Pāli).

A genre of early literature describing the former lives of Gautama Buddha, and title of the tenth book

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Yakushi

David Leeming.

in The Oxford Companion to World Mythology

January 2005; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Customs and Traditions. 78 words.

A former bodhisattva, who after long years of practice achieved enlightenment and the status of buddha, Yakushi-nyorai, the

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Bhadra-Kapilānī (P.)

Edited by Robert E. Buswell and David S. Lopez.

in The Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism

P ublished online July 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Buddhism. 347 words.

A female arhat whom the Buddha declared to be foremost among his nun disciples in her ability to recall former

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Dīpaṃkara

Overview page. Subjects: Religion.

(Skt., Pāli, Dīpankara).

‘Kindler of lights’, best-known and first of the twenty-four Buddhas who preceded Buddha Śākyamuni. With him and Maitreya, Dīpaṃkara is one of the Buddhas...

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Jataka

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Any of the various stories of the former lives of the Buddha found in Buddhist literature. The name comes from Sanskrit jātaka ‘born under’.

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Jātaka tales

Edited by Susie Dent.

in Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable

January 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 56 words.

A body of c.550 stories found in Buddhist literature that tell of the former lives of the Buddha (though some

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Jataka

in The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable

January 2005; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 25 words.

any of the various stories of the former lives of the Buddha found in Buddhist literature. The name comes from Sanskrit ...

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 The Career of the Bodhisattva

Stephen C. Berkwitz.

in The History of the Buddha's Relic Shrine

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Chapter. Subjects: Buddhism. 6335 words.

This chapter presents an English translation of the Sinhala Thūpavaṃsa, focusing on the career of Bodhisattva. The story begins in the ancient land of Jambudvīpa (India; Sinhala:...

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Thūpārāma

Overview page. Subjects: Buddhism.

Name of a monastery (vihāra) erected by Devānampiya Tissa (247–207 bce) in his capital Anurādhapura. According to legend, the spot was consecrated by the Buddha who sat there in meditation...

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Buddhavaṃsa

Overview page. Subjects: Buddhism.

The fourteenth book of the Khuddaka Nikāya of the Pāli Canon. It is a work in verse whose author is not known. In it Gautama (Pāli, Gotama) Buddha relates the lives of the 24 Buddhas who...

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Former Life Narratives and the Bodhisattva Career

Daniel Boucher.

in Bodhisattvas of the Forest and the Formation of the Mahayana

September 2008; p ublished online November 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Buddhism. 9136 words.

This chapter examines the Buddha's long and often grueling bodhisattva career—his sequence of former lives in pursuit of enlightenment—focusing on his continuous practice of a series of...

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A Buddha without Buddhism

Micah L. Auerback.

in A Storied Sage

December 2016; p ublished online September 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Buddhism. 8514 words.

Despite the long-term decline in institutional Buddhism in Japan, retellings and reworkings of the life of the Buddha there remain prominent in the public eye. The Introduction explains...

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Hyderabad’s Hussain Sagar Buddha

Catherine Becker.

in Shifting Stones, Shaping the Past

October 2014; p ublished online October 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Buddhism. 16575 words.

This chapter examines the 1990–1992 installation of a colossal monolithic standing Buddha image in Hussain Sagar Lake in the state capital, Hyderabad. According to the primary patron of...

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Deer Park

Overview page. Subjects: Buddhism.

The Deer Park (Pāli, migadāya) at Isipatana near present-day Vārāṇasī was the site of the first sermon. After gaining enlightenment (bodhi) the Buddha came here and preached this sermon to...

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