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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.