Reference of Sumedha and Dipankara Buddha in Sutta (?)

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Reference of Sumedha and Dipankara Buddha in Sutta (?)

Postby faraway » Fri Dec 06, 2013 7:59 am

Hi,

Anyone know which Sutta in Tipitaka that contains about the story or reference about Sumedha ascetic's resolution to become a Buddha under Dipankara Buddha's time?

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Re: Reference of Sumedha and Dipankara Buddha in Sutta (?)

Postby Zom » Fri Dec 06, 2013 8:53 am

There is no such sutta. Those buddhas are mentioned in Buddhavamsa, a later work, included in Khuddaka Nikaya.

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Re: Reference of Sumedha and Dipankara Buddha in Sutta (?)

Postby faraway » Fri Dec 06, 2013 9:27 am

Zom, thank you for the information.

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Re: Reference of Sumedha and Dipankara Buddha in Sutta (?)

Postby Bhikkhu Pesala » Fri Dec 06, 2013 11:52 am

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Re: Reference of Sumedha and Dipankara Buddha in Sutta (?)

Postby cooran » Fri Dec 06, 2013 7:48 pm

This might be of interest:

http://www.palikanon.com/english/pali_n ... avamsa.htm

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Re: Reference of Sumedha and Dipankara Buddha in Sutta (?)

Postby Bhikkhu Pesala » Fri Dec 06, 2013 8:00 pm

Here's a list of the on Wikipedia. If anyone finds any more, please let me know :)

This is the Classical Theravāda forum, so whatever it says in the Tipiṭaka should be taken as authoritative, including what it says in the

I am a bit puzzled by what it says in my quote above about Vipassī Buddha living 91 aeons ago (ekanavutikappe). According to the list of twenty-eight, and the four Buddhas mentioned in the Mahāsatipaṭṭhāna Sutta Commentary, Vipassī was not one of those born in the Era of Dīpaṅkara.

Such details are of little consequence, or course, but perhaps some scholars could shed some light on other sources for the Chronology.
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