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Kanakamuni

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Kanakamuni (གསེར་ཐུབ་, gser thub)


Kanakamuni (T. Gser thub; C. Junahanmouni fo; 拘那含牟尼 )


Kanakamuni


倶那含仏 (Skt; Jpn Kunagon-butsu)

According to the Long Agama Sutra and other Buddhist texts, the fifth of the seven Buddhas of the past, the seventh and last of whom was Shakyamuni. The Wise Kalpa Sutra describes Kanakamuni as the second of the thousand Buddhas who appear in the world in the present Wise Kalpa.

Source

www.sgilibrary.org





Buddha Kanakamuni (Skt.; Tib. Sertup; Wyl. gser thub) was, according to the Mahayana, the second buddha of this Fortunate Aeon, during which 1002 buddhas will appear.

According to the Basic vehicle, he is the fifth of the seven heroic buddhas, who preceded Buddha Shakyamuni.

Further Reading

  • The Fortunate Aeon: How the Thousand Buddhas Became Enlightened (Berkeley: Dharma Publishing, 1986), volume 2, pages 519-521.

Source

RigpaWiki:Kanakamuni