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  1. (in Mahayana Buddhism) a buddha who enters into nirvana without teaching others.
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Origin of Pratyeka

shortening of Sanskrit pratyekabuddha, equivalent to pratyeka alone, by oneself + buddha Buddha
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Historical Examples of pratyeka

  • At this place there are as many as a thousand topes of Arhans and Pratyeka Buddhas.

    Record of Buddhistic Kingdoms


  • The two kings, the fathers, thereupon fell into reflection, and both got to be Pratyeka Buddhas.

  • In this park there formerly resided a Pratyeka Buddha, with whom the deer were regularly in the habit of stopping for the night.