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ལྗོན་པ། | Glossary of Terms

    ལྗོན་པ།

    ljon pa

    Druma

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The kinnara king Druma is a well-known figure in canonical Buddhist literature, where he frequently appears, mostly in minor roles. For example, King Druma appears in The White Lotus of the Good Dharma (Toh 113), where he is one of the four kinnara kings attending the Buddha’s teaching. He is also included in The King of Samādhis Sūtra (Toh 127), where he arrives with his queens to make an offering of his music to the Buddha. He is also a bodhisattva who teaches and displays a profound understanding of the doctrine of emptiness in The Questions of the Kinnara King Druma (Toh 157), where his future awakening is also prophesied by the Buddha.

(His name has been translated into Tibetan both as “sdong po” and “ljon pa.”)

Translation by Fumi Yao
  • Druma
  • ལྗོན་པ།
  • ljon pa
  • Druma

A kinnara king.

Translation by Peter Alan Roberts
  • Druma
  • སྡོང་པོ།
  • sdong po
  • Druma

One of the four kings of the kinnaras. Translated in other sūtras as ljon pa and shing rlon.

Translation by Peter Alan Roberts
  • Druma
  • ལྗོན་པ།
  • ljon pa
  • Druma

One of the four kings of the kinnaras. He is present at the teaching of the sūtra.

Translation by Peter Alan Roberts
  • Druma
  • ལྗོན་པ།
  • ljon pa
  • Druma

King of the kinnaras.

Translation by Timothy Hinkle
  • Druma
  • ལྗོན་པ།
  • ljon pa
  • Druma

The kinnara king Druma is a well-known figure in canonical Buddhist literature, where he frequently appears, mostly in minor roles. For example, King Druma appears in The White Lotus of the Good Dharma (Toh 113), where he is one of the four kinnara kings attending the Buddha’s teaching. He is also included in The King of Samādhis Sūtra (Toh 127), where he arrives with his queens to make an offering of his music to the Buddha. He is also a bodhisattva who teaches and displays a profound understanding of the doctrine of emptiness in The Questions of the Kinnara King Druma (Toh 157), where his future awakening is also prophesied by the Buddha.

(His name has been translated into Tibetan both as “sdong po” and “ljon pa.”)

Translation by Benjamin Collet-Cassart
  • Druma
  • སྡོང་པོ།
  • ལྗོན་པ།
  • sdong po
  • ljon pa
  • Druma

King of the kinnaras. See the introduction UT22084-058-006-816.

His name has been translated into Tibetan both as “sdong po” and “ljon pa.”

Translation by Benjamin Collet-Cassart
  • Druma
  • ལྗོན་པ།
  • ljon pa
  • Druma

A king of the kinnaras.

Translation by Wiesiek Mical
  • Druma
  • ལྗོན་པ།
  • ljon pa
  • Druma

One of the kinnara kings.