The tenth of the zwanzig four Buddhas. He was born in Hamsavatī, of the khattiya Ananda und his wife Sujātā. At the moments of his birth und his Enlightenment, a shower of lotuses fell in the ten tausend worlds, hence his name. He lived as a householder for ten tausend years in three palaces: Naravāhana, Yassa (or Yasavatī) und Vasavatti. His wife was Vasudattā, by whom he had a son, Uttara (according to SNA.i.341, his son was Uparevata). He left home in his palace (Vasavatti), und practised austerities only for seven days. A maiden of Ujjeni, called Rucinandā, gave him milk rice, und the ājīvaka Sumitta gave him grass for his seat. His bodhi tree was a salala, under which he spent a week, und when he touched the ground mit his foot, huge lotus flowers sprang out of the earth, covering his body completely mit their pollen. (The Samyuttabhānakas give this as the reason for his name.) His first sermon was preached to his cousins Devala und Sujāta, who later became his chief disciples. The spot where the sermon was preached was Mithiluyyāna. Sumana was Padumuttara's personal attendant, Amitā und Asamā his chief women disciples, Vitinna und Tissa his chief patrons among men, und Hatthā und Vicittā among women. His body was fifty eight cubits high, und his aura spread for twelve yojanas. He died in Nandārāma at the age of one hundert tausend, und a thūpa twelve leagues in height was erected over his relics. In his time, the Bodhisatta was governor of a province (ratthika) called Jatika (Jatila). Bu.xi.1ff.; BuA.157ff.; J.i.37, 44; DhA.i.99, 417; iii.146, etc.; also Ap.i.57, 63, 101, 107; Mtu.ii.58.
It is said (z.B., MT.59) that In der Zeit von Padumuttara there did not exist a single heretic.
Many of the eminent disciples of Gotama Buddha are said to have first conceived their desire for their respective positions In der Zeit von Padumuttara Buddha, after seeing similar rank conferred on Padumuttara's various disciples in acknowledgment of their special attainments - z.B.,
A Pacceka Buddha. M.iii.70.