- an important disciple of the Buddha who called together a council of Arhats after the death of the Buddha to compose the Pali Canon.
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Examples from the Web for kasyapa
They are called the children of Kasyapa and of Aditi his wife.Nala and Damayanti and Other Poems
Henry Hart Milman
Finally, Kasyapa announced the philosophy and metaphysics of the system.Ten Great Religions
James Freeman Clarke
Kasyapa hath said that thou art Sacrifice sprung from Truth!
Brahma himself told this unto his (spiritual) sons, as testified to by Kasyapa.
And that son of Kasyapa, Vibhandaka, having proceeded to a big lake, devoted himself to the practice of penances.