Saptatathagata, Saptatathāgata, Sapta-tathagata: 1 definition


Saptatathagata 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.

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General definition (in Buddhism)

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Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha

Saptatathāgata (सप्ततथागत) refers to the “seven Buddhas” or “seven realised ones” as defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 6):

  1. Vipaśyī, 
  2. Śikhī,
  3. Viśvabhū,
  4. Krakucchanda,
  5. Kanakamuni,
  6. Kāśyapa,
  7. Śākyamuni.

The Dharma-samgraha (Dharmasangraha) is an extensive glossary of Buddhist technical terms in Sanskrit (e.g., saptatathagata). The work is attributed to Nagarguna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.

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