III.—On Buddha and the Phrabát

James Low
1831 Transactions of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland  
The particulars to be brought forward in this paper relative to the travels of the Siamese Budd'ha, and thePhrabát, or divine Foot, have chiefly been derived from Bali and Siamese books. It must be premised, that this Budd'ha is the Bali Thakaro Srí Sacya Muní Khodama, or Khodom, who is venerated by all the Indo-Chinese nations, and whose doctrines and ordinances materially cóntribute to form their national character. It is impossible, however, to treat these subjects without being led back to
more » ... being led back to times long antecedent to those of the Siamese Budd'ha; for his worshippers have frequently mixed up with his history traditions respecting the elder Budd'ha. The learned Mr. Wilson, as quoted by Mr. Crawfurd in the interesting account of his mission to Siam, describes the original Budd'ha to have been a Tartar or Scythian, who flourished 1000 years B.C. But the age of the Siamese Budd'ha was 542 B.C.; and the Bali writings rate it at tenantara calpasof years subsequent to the appearance of the third of that name, or Phokaro Kassapho P'hutdo. The same number ofcalpasis supposed to have intervened betwixt each Budd'ha and his successor. The Siamese one, according to the BaliRatana Kalapa (head Maha Samatí Wangsa), was Sídd'hatta Kumara, son of king Sudod'hana and his queen Maha Maya. Sídd'hatta married Bimba, alias Subhadda Kachaiyena, and they had a son named Rahula.
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