Uddaka Rāmaputta

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Uddaka Rāmaputta (Sanskrit: Udraka Rāmaputra)[1] was a meditator and a teacher of meditation. Uddaka Rāmaputta, as his name implied, was a son of Rāma. Uddaka, who was one of the teachers of Gautama Buddha is considered to be a Jain and taught refined states of meditation known as the immaterial attainments.[2][3][4] After departure Gautama Buddha first went to Ālāra Kālāma and after following his method equalled his master. At this time Ālāra had nothing else to teach Gautama. But Gautama 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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  1. ^ Keown, Damien (2004). A Dictionary of Buddhism. Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780198605607.
  2. ^ Armstrong, Karen (2004). Buddha. New York, USA: Penguin Books. p. 77. ISBN 978-0143034360.
  3. ^ Eliade, Mircea (2009). Yoga: Immortality and Freedom. New Jersey, USA: Princeton University Press. p. 162. ISBN 978-0691142036.
  4. ^ 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.