Kisah 32 Murid Utama Buddha Gotama: 16. YA Kaccāyana Thera

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16. YA Kaccāyana Thera

Terlahir di kota Ujjenī sebagai anak seorang menteri kerajaan dengan warna kulit keemasan sehingga beliau dinamai Kaccāna. Setelah dewasa, beliau menguasai Triveda. Setelah sang ayah meninggal, beliau mewarisi posisi yang sama.

Setelah menjadi siswa Sang Buddha dengan perkataan ‘Mari, bhikkhu,’ beliau menjadi Arahat bersama tujuh orang siswa lainnya. Beliau lebih dikenal dengan nama YA Kaccāyana Thera.

Sang Buddha menganugerai beliau gelar sebagai bhikkhu yang berkemampuan terbaik dalam menjelaskan secara rinci dan analitis apa yang telah diungkapkan secara singkat.

16. The Venerable Kaccāyana Thera

Born as the son of a Purohita, or royal minister, in the city of Ujjenῑ, he had golden skin and, therefore, was named Kaccāna. After majority he mastered the Triveda. Following his father’s death, he was inherited with the same position.

After he was admitted as another disciple of the Buddha using the Ehi Bhikkhu, or Come, monks, formula, he reached arahantship together with another seven disciples. He was better known as the Venerable Kaccāyana Thera.

The Buddha granted him the title of the monk who was the most capable of explaining in detail and analytically what is briefly stated.

Ditulis oleh Rama Tjan Sie Tek, M.Sc., Penerjemah Tersumpah, Sāsanadhaja Dharma Adhgapaka, Rohaniwan Buddha Kementerian Agama Republik Indonesia

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