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(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 of the three ages, past, present, and future. See also FORMER BUDDHAS.


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