The twelfth of the twenty-four Buddhas.
- He was born in the city of Sumaṅgala, his father being the warrior (khattiya) Uggata and his mother Pabhāvatī.
- He was called Sujāta because his birth brought happiness to all beings.
- He lived as a householder for nine thousand years in three palaces — Sirī, Upasirī, and Sirinando; his wife being Sirīnandana and his son Upasena.
- He left home on a horse named Haṃsavaha, he practised austerities for nine months, and attained Enlightenment under a bamboo (mahāveḷu) tree, after a meal of milk-rice given by the daughter of Sirinandanaseṭṭhi of Sirīnandana; grass for his seat was given by an Ajīvaka named Sunanda.
- His first discourse was to his younger brother, Sudassana, and the chaplain’s son, Deva, in the Sumaṅgala Park.
- He performed the Twin Miracle at the gate of Sudassana Park.
- The Bodhisatta was a Cakkavatti, and entered the Saṅgha under the Buddha.
- Sujāta’s chief disciples were Sudassana and Deva (Sudeva) among monks and Nāgā and Nāgasamālā among nuns.
- Nārada was his attendant.
- Sudatta and Citta were his chief lay patrons among men and Subhaddā and Padumā among women.
- His body was fifty cubits high;
- he lived for ninety thousand years, and died at Silārāma in Candavatī city, where a thūpa, three quarters of a league in height, was erected in his honour. Bu.xiii.1 ﬀ; BuA.168 ﬀ; J.i.38; Mhv.i.8, etc.