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ཤཱཀྱ་ཐུབ་པ། | Glossary of Terms

    ཤཱཀྱ་ཐུབ་པ།

    shAkya thub pa

    Śākyamuni

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An epithet for the historical Buddha, Siddhārtha Gautama: he was a muni (“sage”) from the Śākya clan. He is counted as the fourth of the first four buddhas of the present Good Eon, the other three being Krakucchanda, Kanakamuni, and Kāśyapa. He will be followed by Maitreya, the next buddha in this eon.

Translation by Gyurme Dorje
  • Śākyamuni
  • ཤཱཀྱ་ཐུབ་པ།
  • shAkya thub pa
  • Śākyamuni

Our historical buddha.

Translation by Peter Alan Roberts
  • Śākyamuni
  • ཤཱཀྱ་ཐུབ་པ།
  • shAkya thub pa
  • Śākyamuni

The name of the buddha of our era, the fourth buddha of the Bhadraka eon.

Translation by Thomas Doctor
  • Śākyamuni
  • ཤཱཀྱ་ཐུབ་པ།
  • shAkya thub pa
  • Śākyamuni

The buddha of this age; the historical buddha.

Translation by Oriane Lavolé
  • Śākyamuni
  • ཤཱཀྱ་ཐུབ་པ།
  • shAkya thub pa
  • Śākyamuni

The buddha of this age; the historical buddha.

Translation by Benjamin Collet-Cassart
  • Śākyamuni
  • ཤཱཀྱ་ཐུབ་པ།
  • shAkya thub pa
  • Śākyamuni
Translation by Timothy Hinkle
  • Śākyamuni
  • ཤཱཀྱ་ཐུབ་པ།
  • shAkya thub pa
  • Śākyamuni

The buddha of this age; the historical buddha.

Translation by Jake Nagasawa · ErdeneBaatar Erdene-Ochir · Jaakko Takkinen
  • Śākyamuni
  • ཤཱཀྱ་ཐུབ་པ།
  • shAkya thub pa
  • Śākyamuni

A common epithet of the historical Buddha, Siddhārtha Gautama, meaning “the sage (muni) of the Śākya clan.” Here mentioned as one of the thirty-five buddhas of confession.

Translation by Jed Forman · ErdeneBaatar Erdene-Ochir · Michael Ium
  • Śākyamuni
  • ཤཱཀྱ་ཐུབ།
  • shAkya thub
  • Śākyamuni

The name of the historical Buddha, Siddhartha Gautama. He was a muni (“sage”) from the Śākya clan.

Translation by Dr Karen Liljenberg · Dr Ulrich Pagel
  • Śākyamuni
  • ཤཱཀྱ་ཐུབ་པ།
  • shAkya thub pa
  • Śākyamuni

The historical Buddha.

Translation by Catherine Dalton · Heidi Koppl · James Gentry · Cortland Dahl · Hilary Herdman · Andreas Doctor
  • Śākyamuni
  • ཤཱཀྱ་ཐུབ་པ།
  • shAkya thub pa
  • Śākyamuni
Translation by Dr. Thomas Doctor · James Gentry
  • Śākyamuni
  • ཤཱཀྱ་ཐུབ་པ།
  • shAkya thub pa
  • Śākyamuni

The buddha in the realm of Enduring, who is the historical Buddha, Siddhārtha Gautama. He was a muni (sage) from the Śākya clan.

Also a buddha in the realm of Joy and in the realm of Jñānabala.

Translation by Peter Alan Roberts
  • Śākyamuni
  • ཤཱཀྱ་ཐུབ་པ།
  • shAkya thub pa
  • Śākyamuni

The name of the historical Buddha, Siddhartha Gautama. In The White Lotus of the Good Dharma he is said to be in the northeast of the Sahā universe.

Translation by Benjamin Collet-Cassart
  • Śākyamuni
  • ཤཱཀྱ་ཐུབ་པ།
  • shAkya thub pa
  • Śākyamuni

The buddha of this age; the historical buddha.

Translation by Peter Alan Roberts
  • Śākyamuni
  • ཤཱཀྱ་ཐུབ་པ།
  • shAkya thub pa
  • Śākyamuni

The name of the historical Buddha, Siddhartha Gautama; he was a muni (sage) from the Śākya clan.

Translation by Timothy Hinkle
  • Śākyamuni
  • ཤཱཀྱ་ཐུབ་པ།
  • shAkya thub pa
  • Śākyamuni

The buddha of this age; the historical buddha.

Translation by Andreas Doctor
  • Śākyamuni
  • ཤཱཀྱ་ཐུབ་པ།
  • shAkya thub pa
  • Śākyamuni
Translation by Joseph McClellan
  • Śākyamuni
  • ཤཱཀྱ་ཐུབ་པ།
  • shAkya thub pa
  • Śākyamuni

The buddha of this age; the historical buddha.

Translation by Wiesiek Mical · Timothy Hinkle
  • Śākyamuni
  • ཤཱཀྱ་ཐུབ་པ།
  • shAkya thub pa
  • Śākyamuni

“The sage of the Śākya clan,” an epithet of the Buddha.

Translation by Dr. Anne Burchardi · Tulku Dakpa Rinpoche · Dr. Ulrich Pagel
  • Śākyamuni
  • ཤཱཀྱ་ཐུབ་པ།
  • shAkya thub pa
  • Śākyamuni

An epithet for the historical Buddha, Siddhārtha Gautama: he was a muni (“capable one”) from the Śākya clan. Usually counted as the fourth of the first four buddhas of the present Good Eon, the other three being Krakucchanda, Kanakamuni, and Kāśyapa.

Translation by Timothy Hinkle · Ryan Damron · Dr. Andreas Doctor
  • Śākyamuni
  • ཤཱཀྱ་ཐུབ་པ།
  • shAkya thub pa
  • Śākyamuni

The name of the historical Buddha, Siddhārtha Gautama; he was a muni (sage) from the Śākya clan.

Translation by Timothy Hinkle
  • Śākyamuni
  • ཤཱཀྱ་ཐུབ་པ།
  • shAkya thub pa
  • Śākyamuni

The buddha of this age; the historical buddha.

Translation by Benjamin Collet-Cassart
  • Śākyamuni
  • ཤཱཀྱ་ཐུབ་པ།
  • shAkya thub pa
  • Śākyamuni

The buddha of this age; the historical buddha.

Translation by Gyurmé Avertin
  • Śākyamuni
  • ཤཱཀྱ་ཐུབ་པ།
  • shAkya thub pa
  • Śākyamuni

The buddha of this age; the historical buddha.

Translation by Jens Braarvig
  • Śākyamuni
  • ཤཱཀྱ་ཐུབ་པ།
  • shAkya thub pa
  • Śākyamuni

The buddha of this age; the historical buddha. The buddha of the world Enduring (Sahā).

Translation by Robert A. F. Thurman
  • Śākyamuni
  • ཤཱཀྱ་ཐུབ་པ།
  • shAkya thub pa
  • Śākyamuni

The “Sage of the Śākyas,” name of the Buddha of our era, who lived c. 563-483 B.C.

Translation by Andreas Doctor · Zachary Beer
  • Śākyamuni
  • ཤཱཀྱ་ཐུབ་པ།
  • shAkya thub pa
  • Śākyamuni

The current buddha of this age.

Translation by Anna Zilman · Adam Krug
  • Śākyamuni
  • ཤཱཀྱ་ཐུབ་པ།
  • shAkya thub pa
  • Śākyamuni

The name of the historical Buddha, Siddhārtha Gautama; he was a muni (sage) from the Śākya clan.

Translation by Benjamin Collet-Cassart
  • Śākyamuni
  • ཤཱཀྱ་ཐུབ་པ།
  • shAkya thub pa
  • Śākyamuni

An epithet for the historical Buddha, Siddhārtha Gautama: he was a muni (“capable one”) from the Śākya clan. Usually counted as the fourth of the first four buddhas of the present Good Eon, the other three being Krakucchanda, Kanakamuni, and Kāśyapa. He will be followed by Maitreya, the next buddha in this eon.

Translation by Karen Liljenberg · Ulrich Pagel
  • Śākyamuni
  • ཤཱཀྱ་ཐུབ་པ།
  • shAkya thub pa
  • Śākyamuni

An epithet for the historical Buddha, Siddhārtha Gautama: he was a muni (“sage”) from the Śākya clan. Usually counted as the fourth of the first four buddhas of the present Good Eon, the other three being Krakucchanda, Kanakamuni, and Kāśyapa. He will be followed by Maitreya, the next buddha in this eon.

Translation by Timothy Hinkle · Anna Zilman · Lama Tenzin Sangpo
  • Śākyamuni
  • ཤཱཀྱ་ཐུབ་པ།
  • shAkya thub pa
  • Śākyamuni

The buddha of this age; the historical buddha.

Translation by Adam Krug
  • Śākyamuni
  • ཤཱཀྱ་ཐུབ་པ།
  • shAkya thub pa
  • Śākyamuni

Lit. “Sage of the Śākya.” In Great Vehicle literature, this is one of the most common epithets of the historical Buddha, the buddha of our time, also known as Gautama Buddha.

Translation by Reverend Dr. Chodrung-ma Kunga Chodron
  • Śākyamuni
  • ཤཱཀྱ་ཐུབ་པ།
  • shAkya thub pa
  • Śākyamuni

The buddha of this eon and world.

Translation by Dr. Thomas Doctor · Timothy Hinkle · Benjamin Collet-Cassart
  • Śākyamuni
  • ཤཱཀྱ་ཐུབ་པ།
  • shAkya thub pa
  • Śākyamuni

The name of the historical Buddha, Siddhārtha Gautama; he was a muni (able one) from the Śākya clan.

Translation by Sonam Tsering Ngulphu · Norzin Dolma
  • Śākyamuni
  • ཤཱཀྱ་ཐུབ་པ།
  • shAkya thub pa
  • Śākyamuni

The buddha of this age; the historical buddha.

Translation by Zsuzsa Majer · Krisztina Teleki
  • Śākyamuni
  • ཤཱཀྱ་ཐུབ་པ།
  • shAkya thub pa
  • Śākyamuni

An epithet for the historical Buddha, Siddhārtha Gautama: he was a muni (“sage”) from the Śākya clan. In this text and elsewhere, he is counted as the fourth of the first four buddhas of the present Good Eon, the other three being Krakucchanda, Kanakamuni, and Kāśyapa. He will be followed by Maitreya, the next buddha in this eon.

Translation by Laura Dainty
  • Śākyamuni
  • ཤཱཀྱ་ཐུབ་པ།
  • shAkya thub pa
  • Śākyamuni

The buddha of this age; the historical buddha.

Translation by Adam Krug
  • Śākyamuni
  • ཤཱཀྱ་ཐུབ་པ།
  • shAkya thub pa
  • Śākyamuni

An epithet for the historical Buddha, Siddhārtha Gautama: he was a muni (“capable one”) from the Śākya clan. Usually counted as the fourth of the first four buddhas of the present Good Eon, the other three being Krakucchanda, Kanakamuni, and Kāśyapa.

Translation by Wiesiek Mical
  • Śākyamuni
  • ཤཱཀྱ་ཐུབ་པ།
  • shAkya thub pa
  • Śākyamuni

The name of the historical Buddha, Siddhartha Gautama; he was a muni (“sage”) from the Śākya clan.

Translation by Peter Alan Roberts
  • Śākyamuni
  • ཤཱཀྱ་ཐུབ་པ།
  • shAkya thub pa
  • Śākyamuni

The name of the buddha of our era, the fourth buddha of this Bhadraka eon.

Translation by Peter Alan Roberts
  • Śākyamuni
  • ཤཱཀྱ་ཐུབ་པ།
  • shAkya thub pa
  • Śākyamuni

The name of the buddha of our era, the fourth buddha of this Bhadraka eon.

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Translation by Wiesiek Mical · Anna Zilman · Andreas Doctor
  • Śākyamuni
  • ཤཱཀྱ་ཐུབ་པ།
  • shAkya thub pa
  • Śākyamuni

Sage of the Śākyas” is the title of the historical Buddha.