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Tissa Buddha; Buddha Tissa
1. Tissa.-The seventeenth of the twenty-four Buddhas.
He was born in the Anomā pleasaunce in Khemaka.
His father was Janasandha (v.l. Saccasandha) and his mother Padumā.
He lived the household life for seven thousand years, in three palaces - Guhāsala, Nārī (Nārisa) and Nisabha
He left the world on a horse named Sonuttara.
For eight months he practised austerities.
After a meal of milk rice given by the daughter of Vīrasetthi of Vīragāma,
he sat on grass given by a yavapālaka named Vijitasangāma
He attained Buddhahood under an asana tree.
He preached his first sermon at Yasavatī to Brahmadeva and Udaya (Udayana) of Hamsavatī, who later became his chief disciples.
His attendant was Samanga (Sambhava)
His chief patrons being Sambala and Siri among men and Kisāgotamī and Upasenā among women.
His chief women disciples were Phussā and Sudattā.
His body was sixty cubits high
After a life of one hundred thousand years he died at Nandārāma (Sunandārāma) in Sunandavatī.
His body was cremated and a thūpa was erected three leagues in height. Bu.xviii.1ff; BuA.188ff; J.i.40.
2. Tissa.-The ninth future Buddha. See Anāgasavamsa, p.40.