Fortunate Aeon Sutra

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Fortunate Aeon Sutra (Skt. Bhadrakalpikasūtra; Tib. བསྐལ་པ་བཟང་པོའི་མདོ་, Wyl. bskal pa bzang po’i mdo) — a Mahayana sutra taught by Buddha Shakyamuni in Vaishali at the request of Bodhisattva Pramuditaraja, which describes in detail the 1002 buddhas of this Fortunate Aeon.


The original Sanskrit text is now lost.

Early Translations

  • Chinese translation by Dharmaraksa.
  • Tibetan text: First translated from Sanskrit into Tibetan by Vidyākarasiṁha and Bandé Palyang. Translation revised in the 9th century by Kawa Paltsek.
  • General Sutra section, Toh. 94

English Translations

  • The Fortunate Aeon: How the Thousand Buddhas Became Enlightened (Tibetan Translation Series), 4 volume set (Berkeley: Dharma Publishing, 1986).

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