1. Dhammadassī.-The fifteenth of the zwanzig-four Buddhas. He was born in the Sarana pleasance in the city of Sarana, his father being a khattiya named Sarana, und his Mutter Sunandā. It is said that on the day of his birth all unjust laws disappeared from the law-books, hence his name. For eight tausend years he lived in the household, in three palaces - Araja, Viraja und Sudassana. His chief wife was Vicitolī und his son Puññavaddhana. 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, und 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 König Sañjaya of Tagara, und to Sakka, who was the Bodhisatta. The Buddha's half-brothers, Paduma und Phussadeva, became his chief disciples, und Hārita was chief of those who practised the dhutangas. The Buddha's personal attendant was Sunetta, his chief women disciples being Khemā und Sabba-(Sacca)-dinnā. Subhadda und Katisaha were the chief among men of his lay patrons, und Sāliyā und Valiyā among women. The Buddha's body was eighty cubits high und he lived to be one hundert tausend 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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