Sixteen elders

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Sixteen arhat disciples of Buddha whom Buddha requested not to pass into parinirvana but to remain in this world in order to help preserve the Dharma until the coming of Maitreya, the next Buddha.

Tibetan: གནས་བརྟན་བཅུ་དྲུག gnas-brtan bcu-drug

Synonyms: Sixteen arhats

Other languages

Deutsch: Sechzehn Ältere

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