The Mahavastu (great story)

by J. J. Jones | 1949 | ISBN-10: 086013041X

This page describes ninth bhumi which is Chapter XV of the English translation of the Mahavastu (“great story”), dating to the 2nd-century BC. This work belongs to the Mahasanghika school of early Buddhism and contains narrative stories of the Buddha’s former lives, such as Apadanas, Jatakas and more..

Chapter XV - The ninth Bhūmi

“Again,[1] my pious friend, following these were the Exalted Ones Citrabhānu, Cārubhānu, Dīptabhānu, Rucitabhānu, Asitabhānu, Hemaratha, Cāmīkaragaura, Rajakaratha, Suyakṣa, Akṣobhya, Apariśrotavāhana, Devālaṃkṛta, Subhūṣitakhaṇḍa, Śithilakuṇḍala, Maṇikarṇa, Sulakṣaṇa, Suviśuddha, Vimalajendra, Devacūḍa, Mandāravagandha, Pataṃgacara, Cārugandha, Indracūrṇa, Śailarājaketu, Arimardana, Maṇicakra, Vimalottarīya, Satyābharaṇa, Dṛḍhavīrya, Nandigupta, Ānandamāla, Cakravālagupta, Dṛḍhamūla, Ānandacandra, Brahmadhvaṃsadeva, Saumyavatsabāhu, Samīkṣitavadana, Satyāvatāra, Supratiṣṭhitabuddhi, Haraśītalāṃga, Sukhaprabha, Bhūrisatva, Bhadragupta, Candraśubha, Bhadratejas, Iṣṭarūpa, Cakravartidatta, Suvicakṣaṇagātra, Vaiśrāvanarājan, Samṛddhayajña, Saṃmataraśmi, Darśanakṣama, Srajamālādhārin, Suvarṇaviṣāṇa, Bhūtārthaketu, Ratnarudhiraketu, Mahārsacūḍa, Tejagupta, Varuṇarāja, Udāttavastra, Vajragupta, Dhanyabhānu, Uttaptarāṣṭra, Viśālaprabha, Lokasundara, Abhirūpa, Hiraṇyadhanyaśirika, Prabhūtadehakarṇa, (140) Prāgajita, Vicitramakuṭa, Dānavagupta, Rāhuvamin, Puṇyarāśi, Salilagupta, Śamitaśatru, Ratnayūpa, Suvikalpāṅga, Ajitabala, Satyanāma, Aviraktarāṣṭra, Vaiśvānaragupta, Madhuravadana, Kusumotpala, Uttarakururāja, Añjalimālādhārin, Dhanapatigupta, Taruṇārkabhānu, Anurūpagatra, Ratnakaraṇḍaketu, Mahākośa, Bahulakeśa, Puṣpamañjarimaṇḍita, Anapaviddhakarṇa, Anāviddhavarṇa, Sitāsitalocana, Araktapravāḍa, Siṃhoraska, Ariṣṭanemi, Bāhurājan. This is the first hundred of the host of Āryans in the ninth bhūmi.

“Then there were the Buddhas Bhūmideva, Puṇḍarīkākṣa, Sādhuprabha, Jyotigupta, Bahuprabha, Satyaṃvaca, Bhavadevagupta, Saṃvṛttatejas, Nirupaghāta, Jānutrasta, Ratnaśayana, Kusumāśayana, Citraśayana, Dantaśayana, Supratiṣṭhitacaraṇa, Sarvadevagupta, Arajottarīya, Svāyambhavendra, Prasannavarṇa, Bhavaketu, Kṣīrapūrṇāmbha, Anantabuddhi, Kanakanāgarājatejas, Bandhanāntakara, Anugravarṇakṣemagupta, Jinakāntāra, Vimala, Marīcijāla, Ajitasenarājan, Kanakarāśi, Gaura, Padmamāla, Rājakṣetragupta, Samapakṣa, Cāturdeva, Devagupta, Puṣkalāṅga, Dvijātirāja, Bahusena, Kumudagandha, Śavalāśva, Ṣaḍviṣāṇapāta, Surabhicandana, Rājan, Sahasradātṛ, Abhayadeva, Arinihantṛ, Vimalaśikhara, Durārohabuddhi, Yajñakoṭigupta, Ratnacaṅkrama, Jālāntara, Pariśuddhakarma, Kāmadeva, Gururatna, (l41) Śatasahasramātṛ, Śucipraroha, Stimitarājan, Vṛddhadeva, Gurujanapūjita, Jayantadeva, Sujātabuddhi, Samīkṣitārtha, Ujjhitapara, Devābhika, Asuradeva, Gandharvagīta, Vīṇāravaghoṣa, Śuddhadanta, Sudanta, Cārudanta, Amṛtaphala, Mārgodyotayitar, Maṇikuṇḍaladhara, Hemajālaprabha, Nāgabhogabāhu, Kamaladhara, Aśokasatva, Lakṣmīputra, Sunirmitarūpa, Īśvaragupta, Lokapālarājan, Sunidhyana, Agrapuruṣa, Anihatavarṇa, Kundapuṣpagandha, Aṅkuśa, Ārdravallipratirūpa, Kāryatāvicāra, Svatejadīpta, Prakāśadharma, Āryavaṃśaketu, Devarāja-prabha, Pratyakṣadeva, Ahibhānurāga, Kusumottarīya, Avirasa, Prathamarājan, Puṇḍarīkarājan, Subhikṣarāja. This is the second hundred of the host of Āryans in the ninth bhūmi.

“Then there were the Buddhas Snigdhagātra, Paramārthasatva, Aklinnagātra, Dharmaśūra, Sutīrtha, Lokālokanihitamalla, Kundapuṣpagandha, Niraṅkuśa, Anotaptagātra, Upādhyāyarājan, Pravarāgramati, Anabhibhūtayaśa, Anupacchinnālambha, Devaguru, Ratnapuṣpa, Śuddhasatva, Vaiḍūryaśikhara, Citramālya, Sugandhakāya, Anantakośa, Samamathita, Satyaprabha, Adīnagāmin, Suvikrānta, Asambhrāntavacana, Gurudeva, Naradeva, Naravāhana, Ratnahasta, Lokapriya, Parinditārtha, Aviśuṣkamūla, Aparitṛṣita, Sarvaśilparāja, Grahakośa, Anuraktarāṣṭra, Śivadattamāla, Śikharadatta, Citramāla, Mahāvimāna, Anotaptagātra, Citrahemajāla, Śāntaraja, Saṃgṛhītapakṣa, Aprakṛṣṭa, Raktacandanagandha, Acalitasumanas, Upacitahanu, Jvalitayaśas, Racitamāla, Śiramakuṭa, Tejaguptarājan.

Here ends the ninth bhūmi in the Mahāvastu-Avadāna.

Footnotes and references:

1.

The list continues, although Kāśyapa asked for the names of the Buddhas whom Śākyamuni knew in the first seven bhūmis only. See p. 108.