Shrigupta (contemporary of Buddha)

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See Shrigupta for the 7th ot 8th c. Svatantrika Madhyamika master.

Shrigupta (Skt. Śrīgupta; Tib. དཔལ་སྦས།, Wyl. dpal sbas) was a householder from the city of Rajagriha and follower of the Jain master Jnatiputra. Chief protagonist of the Shrigupta Sutra he sets multiple traps to kill the Buddha on the instruction of his teacher, which the Buddha foresees and skilfully avoids. Feeling remorse for his actions, he takes refuge in the Buddha and receives the vows of a lay devotee in the Buddha’s community.[1]


  1. 84000 Translating the Words of the Buddha.