Viśvabhū

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Viśvabhū
SanskritViśvabhū
PāliVessabhū
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Preceded bySikhī Buddha
Succeeded byKakusandha Buddha
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Viśvabhū (P. Vessabhū; T. kun skyobs; C. pishepo 毘舍婆) was the last buddha of the the "glorious eon" (vyūhakalpa), which was the eon that proceeded the current "fortunate eon" (bhadrakalpa).[1][2][3]

This buddha is included in the following lists:

Life

For six thousand years he lived in the household in three palaces: Ruci, Suruci and Vaddhana (Rativaddhana); his wife was Sucittā, and their son Suppabuddha. He left home in a golden palanquin, practiced austerities for six months, was given rice milk by Sirivaddhanā of Sucittanigama, and grass for his seat by the Nāga king Narinda, and attained Enlightenment under a sāla tree. He preached his first sermon at Anurārāma to his brothers, Sona and Uttara, who became his chief disciples.[4][5]

Notes

  1. Buswell & Lopez 2014, s.v. saptatathāgata.
  2. Buswell & Lopez 2014, s.v. List of Lists, "seven buddhas [of the past].
  3. Internet-icon.svg kun skyobs, Christian-Steinert Dictionary
  4. Malalasekera, GP (2007). "Buddha". Dictionary of Pāli proper names. Delhi, India: Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Private Limited. pp. 294–305. ISBN 978-81-208-3020-2. 
  5. Davids, TWR; Davids, R (1878). "The successive bodhisats in the times of the previous Buddhas". Buddhist birth-stories; Jataka tales. The commentarial introduction entitled Nidana-Katha; the story of the lineage. London: George Routledge & Sons. pp. 115–44. 

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