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བཟོ་སྦྱངས། | Glossary of Terms

    བཟོ་སྦྱངས།

    phreng ba can

    Śreṇika Vatsagotra

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Publications: 2

A mendicant whose encounter with the Buddha and acceptance of him as the tathāgata features in the Prajñāpāramitā sūtras as evidence that the Buddha’s omniscience is not something to be understood through signs or characteristics. Also known as Śreṇika Vatsagotra.

The three different renderings of his name in Tibetan‍—sde can, phreng ba can, and bzo sbyangs (which may correspond to Skt. Seniṣka, Prakniṣka, and Śaniṣka)‍—are taken as markers for three different Tibetan translations of the Aṣṭasāhasrikā-prajñā-pāramitā, as mentioned in the catalog of the Phukdrak (phug brag) Kangyur and the Thamphü (tham phud) of the Fifth Dalai Lama, Ngawang Lozang Gyatso.

Translation by Jed Forman · ErdeneBaatar Erdene-Ochir · Michael Ium
  • Śreṇika Vatsagotra
  • བཟོ་སྦྱངས།
  • ཕྲེང་བ་ཅན།
  • bzo sbyangs
  • phreng ba can
  • Śreṇika Vatsagotra

A wandering ascetic, uncle of Śāriputra, whose dialogue with the Buddha is mentioned in the long Prajñā­pāramitā­sūtras.

Translation by Celso Wilkinson · Laura Goetz
  • Śreṇika Vatsagotra
  • བཟོ་སྦྱངས།
  • ཕྲེང་བ་ཅན།
  • bzo sbyangs
  • phreng ba can
  • Śreṇika Vatsagotra

A wandering ascetic, uncle of Śāriputra, whose dialogue with the Buddha is mentioned in the long Prajñā­pāramitā­sūtras.