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མཽད་གལ་གྱི་བུ། | Glossary of Terms

    མཽད་གལ་གྱི་བུ།

    maud gal gyi bu

    Maudgalyāyana

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One of the principal hearer disciples of the Buddha. Paired with Śāriputra, he was renowned for his miraculous powers. His family clan was descended from Mudgala, hence his name Maudgalyā­yana, “the son of Mudgala’s descendants.” Respectfully referred to as Mahā­maudgalyā­yana.