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The Last Seven Buddhas

Adapted from Digha Nikaya 14, Rhys Davids translation.

Name Kappa, Aeon Jāti: 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 Kondañña 80,000 Pāṭali Khaṇḍā
Tissa
68 lacs
100000
80,000
Asoka Bandhumā Bandhumatī Bandhumatī
2. Sikhi 31st previous Kshatriya: Kondañña 70,000 Puṇḍarīka Abhibhu
Sambhava
100,000
80,000
70,000
Khemaŋkura Aruṇa Pabhāvatī Pabhāvatī
3. Vessabhu 31st previous Kshatriya: Kondañña 60,000 Sāla Soṇa
Uttara
80,000
70,000
60,000
Upasannaka Sūppatīa Yasavatī Khemavatī
4. Kakusandha This Aeon Brahmin: Theocracy Kassapa 40,000 Sirīsa Vidhūra
Sañjīva
40,000 Buddhija Aggidatta Visākha Khemavatī
5. Konāgamana This Aeon Brahmin: Kassapa 30,000 Udumbara Bhiyyosa
Uttara
30,000 Sotthija Yaññadatta Uttarā Sobhavatī
6. Kassapa This Aeon Brahmin: Kassapa 20,000 Nigrodha Tissa
Bhāradvāja
20,000 Sabbamitta Brahmadatta Dhanavatī Bārāṇasī
7. Gotama This Aeon Kshatriya: Gotama 100 Assattha Sāriputta
Moggallāna
1250 Ānanda Soddhodana Māyā Kapilavatthu

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

Dīpaŋkaro
Koṇḍañño
Maŋgalo,
Sumano,
Revato,
Sobhito,
Anomadassī,
Padumo,
Nārado,
Padumuttaro,
Sumedho,
Sujāto,
Piyadassī,
Atthadassī,
Dhammadassī,
Siddhattho,
Tisso,
Phusso,
Vipassī,
Sikhī,
Vessabhū,
Kakusandho,
Konāgamano,
Kassapo


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