Uddaka Ramaputta

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Uddaka Rāmaputta was a meditator, probably of Brahmanical background and a teacher of meditation. Uddaka Rāmaputta, as his name implied, was either a son of Rāma or a disciple of Rāma. Uddaka, who was one of the teachers of Gotama Buddha, taught refined states of meditation known as the immaterial attainments.[1][2][3] After departure Gotama Buddha first went to Ālāra Kālāma and after following his method equalled his master. At this time Ālāra had nothing else to teach Gotama. But, Gotama was eager to learn more, so he started to search for another teacher. He found Uddaka Rāmaputta and accepted him as teacher.


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  3. ^ Sumedho, Rewata Dhamma. Foreword by Ajahn (1998). The first discourse of the Buddha : turning the wheel of Dhamma. Boston: Wisdom Publications. p. 3. ISBN 0861711041.