Among the strangers a grey haired saint at the babe’s feet his visage he laid and joyfully made his prophesy once in a myriad comes he
The 32 Signs of a Great Man
Seated Buddha, Gandhara, 1st-2nd century CE. Tokyo National Museum The Buddha is traditionally regarded as having the Thirty-two Characteristics of a Great Man (Skt. mahāpuruṣa lakṣaṇa). These thirty-two characteristics are also regarded as being present in cakravartin kings as well.The Digha Nikaya, in the “Discourse of the Marks” (Pali: akkhaṇa Sutta) (DN 30) enumerates and explains the 32 characteristics. These are also enumerated in the Brahmāyu Sutta of the Majjhima Nikāya (MN 91).
The 32 major characteristics
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Swyambhunath Buddhist Stupa, Kathmandu , Nepal
Swayambhunath, is among the oldest religious sites in Nepal. According to the Gopalarajavamsavali Swayambhunath was founded by the great-grandfather of King Manadeva (464-505 CE), King Vrsadeva, about the beginning of the 5th century CE.