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རྟ་ཐུལ། | Glossary of Terms

    རྟ་ཐུལ།

    rta thul

    Aśvajit

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Publications: 8
Translation by Robert Miller
  • Aśvajit
  • རྟ་ཐུལ།
  • rta thul
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One of the Five Excellent Companions, with whom Siddhārtha Gautama practiced asceticism near the Nairañjanā River and later heard the Buddha first teach the Four Noble Truths at the Deer Park in Sarnath. He was renowned for his pure conduct and holy demeanor so Buddha sent him to attract Śāriputra and Maudgalyāyana to the order.

Translation by Dr. Karen Liljenberg
  • Aśvajit
  • རྟ་ཐུལ།
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One of the first five disciples of the Buddha.

Translation by Catherine Dalton · Heidi Koppl · James Gentry · Cortland Dahl · Hilary Herdman · Andreas Doctor
  • Aśvajit
  • རྟ་ཐུལ།
  • rta thul
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Translation by Andreas Doctor · Zachary Beer · Thomas Doctor
  • Aśvajit
  • རྟ་ཐུལ།
  • rta thul
  • aśvajit

A disciple of the Buddha. Before the Buddha’s awakening, Aśvajit was one of the five ascetics with whom he practiced.

Translation by Peter Alan Roberts
  • Aśvajit
  • རྟ་ཐུལ།
  • rta thul
  • Aśvajit

The son of one of the seven brahmins who predicted that Śākyamuni would become a great king. He was one of the five companions with Śākyamuni in the beginning of his spiritual path, abandoning him when he gave up asceticism, but then becoming one of his first five pupils after his buddhahood. He was the last of the five to attain the realization of a “stream entrant” and became an arhat on hearing the Sūtra on the Characteristics of Selflessness (An­ātma­lakṣaṇa­sūtra), which was not translated into Tibetan. Aśvajit was the one who converted Śariputra and Maudgalyāyana into becoming followers of the Buddha.

Translation by Wiesiek Mical · Timothy Hinkle
  • Aśvajit
  • རྟ་ཐུལ།
  • rta thul
  • Aśvajit

One of the five ascetics, the companions of the Buddha during his early practice of austerities.

Translation by Rolf Scheuermann · Casey Kemp
  • Aśvajit
  • རྟ་ཐུལ།
  • rta thul
  • Aśvajit

One of the five ascetics who became the first disciples of the Buddha.

Translation by James Gentry
  • Aśvajit
  • རྟ་ཐུལ།
  • rta thul
  • Aśvajit