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The Last Seven Buddhas

Adapted from Digha Nikaya 14, Rhys Davids translation.

Name Kappa, Aeon Jati: Cast Gotta: Clan Length of Life
at that time
Tree of
Awakening
Names of
two cief
disciples
Number of
Arahants
present at
assemblies
Name
of usual
attendant
Father Mother Birth-place
1. Vipassi 91st previous Kshatriya: Aristocracy Kondanna 80,000 Patali Khanda
Tissa
68 lacs
100000
80,000
Asoka Bandhuma Bandhumati Bandhumati
2. Sikhi 31st previous Kshatriya: Kondanna 70,000 Pundarika Abhibhu
Sambhava
100,000
80,000
70,000
Khemankura Aruna Pabhavati Pabhavati
3. Vessabhu 31st previous Kshatriya: Kondanna 60,000 Sala Sona
Uttara
80,000
70,000
60,000
Upasannaka Suppatia Yasavati Khemavati
4. Kakusandha This Aeon Brahmin: Theocracy Kassapa 40,000 Sirisa Vidhura
Sanjiva
40,000 Buddhija Aggidatta Visakha Khemavati
5. Konagamana This Aeon Brahmin: Kassapa 30,000 Udumbara Bhiyyosa
Uttara
30,000 Sotthija Yannadatta Uttara Sobhavati
6. Kassapa This Aeon Brahmin: Kassapa 20,000 Nigrodha Tissa
Bharadvaja
20,000 Sabbamitta Brahmadatta Dhanavati Baranasi
7. Gotama This Aeon Kshatriya: Gotama 100 Assattha Sariputta
Moggallana
1250 Ananda Soddhodana Maya Kapilavatthu

A longer list is given by Childers, citing Mah. xxxii, 1,2; Dh. 116, 117; Man. B. 94; B. Lot. 335:

Dipankaro
Kondanno
Mangalo,
Sumano,
Revato,
Sobhito,
Anomadassi,
Padumo,
Narado,
Padumuttaro,
Sumedho,
Sujato,
Piyadassi,
Atthadassi,
Dhammadassi,
Siddhattho,
Tisso,
Phusso,
Vipassi,
Sikhi,
Vessabhu,
Kakusandho,
Konagamano,
Kassapo


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