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     Phussa Buddha


Phussa was known to be the eighteenth Buddha out of the twenty-four Buddhas. He was born in Sirima-uyyana in Kashi. His father's name was Jayasena, who was a Khattiya noble. His mother's name was Sirima. He had a sister and she was named as Ambapali; and also he had three step-brothers: one was Uruvela Kassapa. He was married to Kisagotami who bore him a son named Ananda who was also called as Anupama.

His body was about fifty-eight cubit high. He lived in three palaces, namely, Garuda, Hamsa and Suvannabhara for a period of six thousand years. He then refused to live the worldly life by riding on an elephant. He practised asceticism for about six years until he had achieved Enlightenment.

There was a merchantís daughter whose name was Sirivaddhaa, offered him milk-rice before his enlightenment under the Amanda tree; and an ascetic Sirivaddha presented him grass for his seat to be rest down under the tree.

His head follower were Sukhita and Dhammasena among the men; and Sala and Upasala among the women. His personal attendants were Sambhiya, Dhananjaya and Vishakha among men; and Paduma and Naga among the women. The two women were also his head believers.

During those days, the Bodhisatta was born in a Khattiya family in Arimanda. Since from that time his name was then Vijjitavi.

Phussa Buddha lived for ninety thousand years and died at Setarama in Kusinara. His leftovers were scattered here and there. 

 

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