1. Dhammadassī.-The fifteenth of the twenty-four Buddhas. He was born in the Sarana pleasance in the city of Sarana, his father being a khattiya named Sarana, and his mother Sunandā. It is said that on the day of his birth all unjust laws disappeared from the law-books, hence his name. For eight thousand years he lived in the household, in three palaces - Araja, Viraja and Sudassana. His chief wife was Vicitolī and his son Pu˝˝avaddhana. He left the world travelling in his palace, accompanied by all his retinue. For seven days he practised austerities; his wife gave him a meal of milk-rice, and a yavapālaka, named Sirivaddha, gave grass for his seat; his bodhi-tree was a bimbijāla-tree. His first sermon was preached at Isipatana. Later he preached to King Sa˝jaya of Tagara, and to Sakka, who was the Bodhisatta. The Buddha's half-brothers, Paduma and Phussadeva, became his chief disciples, and Hārita was chief of those who practised the dhutangas. The Buddha's personal attendant was Sunetta, his chief women disciples being Khemā and Sabba-(Sacca)-dinnā. Subhadda and Katisaha were the chief among men of his lay patrons, and Sāliyā and Valiyā among women. The Buddha's body was eighty cubits high and he lived to be one hundred thousand years old, dying at the Kesārāma in Sālavati. Bu.xvi.1ff; BuA.182ff; J.i.38, 39, 40, 44.

 

2. Dhammadassī.-A monk of Pagan, author of the Pāli grammar, Vaccavācaka. Bode. op. cit., p.22.


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