Glossary

Manushi Buddhas

Manushi Buddhas

A Buddha in human form, they attain enlightenment once they perform their allotted task on Eartha and are released from the cycle of rebirth. According to the earliest Pali Buddhist texts, there are seven Manushi Buddhas — Vipasyin, Sikhi, Vishvabhu, Krakucchanda, Kanakamuni, Kasyapa and Shakyamuni (Gautama).

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