Golden Color ［金色王］ ( Konjiki-ō): The name of Shakyamuni as a king in a previous existence. According to the King Golden Color Sutra, Shakyamuni was once a king who ruled over his people with wisdom and benevolence. When the nation suffered twelve years of drought and many of his subjects were dying of starvation, the king gathered all the grain to be found in the country and distributed it equally among the people. At that time, a pratyekabuddha, or a cause-awakened one, who had dedicated himself to Buddhist practice for forty kalpas appeared and begged for something to eat. The king gave him his last bit of food as an offering. This good deed caused various kinds of grain to fall like rain from the skies for seven days. Thereafter seven kinds of treasures as well as clothing, food, and other necessities rained down every seven days, putting an end to the people’s destitution.