Could the future Sankhacakravarti please stand up?
selwyn at NTLWORLD.COM
Fri Jan 22 11:33:50 EST 2010
The cakkavatti(n) Saṅkha is the Universal Monarch at the time of the
next Buddha: Metteyya/Maitreya. See Dīghanikāya III 75f.
> Dear members of the Indology list,
> I am working on Prabh�candra's *Prameyakamalam�rtanda* and this author, as
> well as other Jain and Buddhist authors (notably Siddhasena Div�kara in his
> Ny�y�vat�ra and Moks�karagupta in his Bauddhatarkabh�s�) are using the
> expression "Sankhacakravarti" to denote a future agent (especially in the
> argument of the three times).
> Unfortunately, I have not managed to find any tracks of this
> Sankhacakravarti neither in Jain mythology, nor in Buddhist cosmology.
> May I ask you if anyone have heard about such a character?
> If it might be of some help, the one standing for past agents in the *
> Prameyakamalam�rtanda* is R�vana.
> Thank you very much!!
> Best regards,
> Marie-H�l�ne Gorisse
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