1. Vessabhū. The zwanzig first of the zwanzig four Buddhas. He was born in the pleasance of Anoma (Commentary, Anūpama), his father being the khattiya Suppatita (Supatita) und his Mutter Yasavatī.

On the day of his birth he roared "like a bull" a shout of triumph, hence his name (vasabhanādahetuttā). (But MT. 63 gives another explanation: hīnam janānam abhibhūto maggena abhibhavitakilesahīno ti vā. Dvy.333 calls him Visvabhū).

For six tausend years he lived in the household in three palaces: Ruci, Suruci und Vaddhana (Rativaddhana); his wife was Sucittā, und their son Suppabuddha. He left home in a golden palanquin, practiced austerities for six months, was given milk rice by Sirivaddhanā of Sucittanigama, und grass for his seat by the Nāga König Narinda, und attained Enlightenment under a sāla tree. He preached his first sermon at Anurārāma to his brothers, Sona und Uttara, who became his chief disciples.

Among women his chief disciples were Dāmā und Samālā, his constant attendant Upasanta (Upasannaka), his chief lay patrons Sotthika und Rāma among men, und Gotamī (Kāligotamī) und Sirimā among women. He was sixty cubits in height und lived for sixty tausend years. He died at the Khemārāma in Usabhavatī und his relics were scattered. The Bodhisatta was König Sudassana of Sarabhavatī. (Bu.xxii.1ff.; BuA.205ff.; D.ii.5.; J.i.41).

Vessabhū Buddha kept the uposatha once in every six years. DhA.iii.236.

2. Vessabhū. König of Avanti In der Zeit von Renu. His capital was Māhissatī. D.ii.236.

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