Five Buddhas: 1 definition
Five Buddhas means something in Buddhism, Pali. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.
General definition (in Buddhism)Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha
Five Buddhas or Five Tathagatas:—A technical term in Buddhism corresponding to the Sanskrit pañcabuddha defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 3):
- Shining Buddha (Vairocana),
- Immovable Buddha (Akṣobhya),
- Jewel-Born Buddha (Ratnasambhava),
- Endless-Light Buddha (Amitābha),
- Unfailing Buddha (Amoghasiddhi).
The Dharma-samgraha (Dharmasangraha) is an extensive glossary of Buddhist technical terms in Sanskrit (e.g., pañcabuddha, ‘five Buddhas’). The work is attributed to Nagarguna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Full-text (+6): Bhaddakappa, Krakucchanda, Arapacana, Thirty-five-buddhas-of-confession, Vairocana, Amoghasiddhi, Akshobhya, Unfailing Buddha, Amitabha, Ratnasambhava, Five Tathagatas, Bhadrakalpa, Shining Buddha, Immovable Buddha, Endless-Light Buddha, Kassapa, Jewel-Born Buddha, Pancabuddha, Sakyamuni, Pancamudra.
Search found 12 books and stories containing Five Buddhas; (plurals include: Five Buddhases). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
Guide to Tipitaka (by U Ko Lay)
The Great Chronicle of Buddhas (by Ven. Mingun Sayadaw)
Buddha Chronicle 22: Kakusandha Buddhavaṃsa < [Chapter 9 - The chronicle of twenty-four Buddhas]
Biography (12) Kisāgotamī Therī < [Chapter 44 - Life Histories of Bhikkhunī Arahats]
Buddha Chronicle 10: Padumuttara Buddhavaṃsa < [Chapter 9 - The chronicle of twenty-four Buddhas]
The Great Chariot (by Longchenpa)
Chenian Short Lectures in America (by Yogi C. M. Chen)
Bodhisattvacharyavatara (by Andreas Kretschmar)
Apadana commentary (Atthakatha) (by U Lu Pe Win)
Commentary on the Biography of Puṇṇa thera, Son of Mantānī < [Chapter 1 - Buddhavagga (Buddha section)]
Commentary on the Biography of the Thera Mahākassapa < [Chapter 1 - Buddhavagga (Buddha section)]