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The name of the Buddha when he was a Bodhisattva in the time of the Buddha Dīpaṇkara. It was at this point that he first resolved to become a Buddha and his religious career commenced. According to the legend recorded in the Jātakas.Dīpaṇkara looked into the future and prophesied that Sumedha would in future attain enlightenment (bodhi) as Siddhartha Gautama.

Subjects: Buddhism.

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