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Tathāgata...


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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tath%C4%81gata

Sanskrit TathAgata (तथागत) - The one who has come.

Appears to be a syncretic term for Avatar

A TathAgata is totally enlightened-- one who has attained "supreme and perfect insight!"[1]

A TathAgata is a power teacher - "...the Tathagata has no such thing as the closed fist of a teacher, who keeps some things back.[2]

A TathAgata is one who founds "founds the sublime kingdom of righteousness" [3]

A TathAgata has power over the physical world "And lo! the streamlet which, stirred up by the wheels, was but just now become shallow, and was flowing fouledand turbid, had begun, when the venerable Ananda came up to it, to flow clear and bright and free from all turbidity.[4]

A TathAgata may experience transfiguration. ("...the colour of the skin of a TathAgata becomes clearly and exceedingly bright."

A TathAgata doesn't incarnate very often. "Few and far between are the Tathagatas, the Arahat Buddhas who appear in the world.[5]


References

  1. Rhys Davids, T. W.. The Book of Great Decease: MAHA-PARINIBBANA-SUTTA (With Active Table of Contents). Kindle Edition."
  2. Rhys Davids, T. W.. The Book of Great Decease: MAHA-PARINIBBANA-SUTTA (With Active Table of Contents). Kindle Edition."
  3. Rhys Davids, T. W.. The Book of Great Decease: MAHA-PARINIBBANA-SUTTA (With Active Table of Contents). Kindle Edition.
  4. Rhys Davids, T. W.. The Book of Great Decease: MAHA-PARINIBBANA-SUTTA (With Active Table of Contents). Kindle Edition."
  5. Rhys Davids, T. W.. The Book of Great Decease: MAHA-PARINIBBANA-SUTTA (With Active Table of Contents). Kindle Edition."