Buddha Kashyapa (Skt. Kāśyapa; Tib. འོད་སྲུང་, ösung, Wyl. 'od srung) is the supreme nirmanakaya buddha immediately preceding Buddha Shakyamuni in this Fortunate Aeon—the third of the 1002 buddhas of this Fortunate Aeon. According to the Basic vehicle, he is also the sixth of the seven heroic buddhas.
The Good Eon Sutra says:
- The birthplace of the thus-gone Kashyapa is known as Chetana. His family was brahmin. His light extended across a mile. Brahma Gift was his father. Wealth Possessor was his mother. Leader was his son. Friend of All was his attendant. Bharadvaja was foremost in terms of insight. Star King was foremost in terms of miraculous abilities. His first congregation consisted of twenty thousand monks, his second of eighty thousand monks, and his third of sixty thousand monks. The extent of his lifespan was twenty thousand years. His sacred Dharma remained for seven thousand years. His relics remained in a single collection. There was also only one stupa.
- The well-gone Kashyapa, when the son of a brahmin,
- Offered a belt
- To the thus-gone Supreme Champaka
- And in doing so first gave rise to the mind of awakening.
- 84000, 2.B.4
- 84000, 2.C.6