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Sun Moon Bright

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Sun Moon Bright
日月燈明仏 (Skt Chandra-Surya-pradipa; Jpn Nichi-gatsu-tomyo-butsu)

    A Buddha who, according to the "Introduction" (first) chapter of the Lotus Sutra, appeared in the distant past to preach the correct teaching. That chapter refers to twenty thousand Buddhas who appeared successively, all bearing the same name, Sun Moon Bright. The last Sun Moon Bright Buddha expounded the Lotus Sutra to Bodhisattva Wonderfully Bright, a previous incarnation of Bodhisattva Manjushri. After this Buddha's Death, his eight sons practiced under the guidance of Wonderfully Bright and thus attained Enlightenment. In the Sanskrit name, chandra means the moon, Surya, the sun, and pradipa, Light, lamp, or glow.

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