Udaka Ramaputta

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Udaka Ramaputta was a Jain hermit saint, yogi, and a teacher of yogic meditation.[1][2][3]Udaka Ramaputta, as his name implied, was either a son of Rama or a disciple of Rama. Udaka, who was one of the teachers of Gautama Buddha, taught yoga.[4][5][6] After departure Gotama Buddha first went to Alara Kalama and after working hard for many days he equalled his master. At this time Alara had nothing else to teach Gautama. But, Gautama was eager to learn more, so he started to search another teacher. He found Udaka Ramaputta and accepted him as teacher.


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