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Paduma

1. See Paduma Buddha

2. Paduma.– One of the chief lay disciples of Revata Buddha. Bu.vi.23.

3. Paduma.– One of the three palaces occupied by Sobhita Buddha in his last lay life. Bu.vii.17.

4. Paduma.– Step-brother of Dhammadassī Buddha. The Buddha taught him at Sarana, and he later became the Buddha’s chief disciple. Bu.xvi.18; BuA.183; J.i.39.

5. Paduma.– A palace occupied by Siddhattha Buddha. BuA.185; but see Bu.xvii.14.

6. Paduma.– A Pacceka Buddha to whom Anūpama (or Ankolapupphiya) Thera offered some ākulī flowers. ThagA.i.335; Ap.i.287; see also M.iii.70 and PvA.75.

7. Paduma.– A Cakkavatti of eight world-cycles ago; a previous birth of Piṇḍola-Bhāradvāja. Ap.i.50.

8. Paduma.– A cetiya built by Mahā-Kaccāna, in a previous birth, for Padumuttara Buddha (Ap.i.84). The Apadāna Commentary explains that the building was, in fact, a Gandhakuṭi, which was called a cetiya as a mark of respect (pūjanīyabhāvena), and that it was called Paduma because it was shaped like a lotus and was covered with lotuses.

9. Paduma.– An Arahant. He once threw a lotus to Padumuttara Buddha as he was travelling through the air, and the Buddha accepted it. For thirty world-cycles Paduma was king of the devas, and for seven hundred king of men. Ap.i.109 f.

10. Paduma.– A hell (niraya). The Suttanipāta explains that it was not a separate hell but only a period of suffering.

The monk Kokālika was born there. SN. p.126; J.iv.245; AA.ii.853; DhA.iv.91.

11. Paduma.– A rock near Himavā. Ap.ii.362.

12. Paduma.– One of the elders who assisted at the foundation-laying ceremony of the Mahā Thūpa. Dpv.xix.8; MT. (524) calls him Mahāpaduma.

13. Paduma.– The Bodhisatta born as king of Bārāṇasī. See the Cūḷapaduma Jātaka.

14. Paduma.– The Bodhisatta born as son of the king of Bārāṇasī. See the Mahāpaduma Jātaka.

15. Paduma.– See Mahāpaduma.


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