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Uddaka Ramaputta

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Uddaka Ramaputta
[鬱頭藍弗・優陀羅羅摩子] (Pali; Skt Udraka Rama-putra; Jpn Uzuranhotsu, Utsuzuranfutsu, or Udararamashi)

    A hermit and master of yogic meditation who lived in a forest near Rajagriha, the capital of Magadha, India. After Shakyamuni renounced the world to lead a religious life, Uddaka Ramaputta became his second teacher. He had seven hundred disciples and was said to have attained, through meditation, the Realm of Neither Thought Nor No Thought. Shakyamuni quickly mastered this meditation but, finding no fundamental answer to his questions therein, left Uddaka Ramaputta and turned to the practice of austerities.

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