Sun Moon Bright ［日月燈明仏］ ( Chandra-sūrya-pradīpa; Nichigatsu-tōmyō-butsu): A Buddha who, according to the “Introduction” (first) chapter of the Lotus Sutra, appeared in the distant past to preach the correct teaching. That chapter refers to twenty thousand Buddhas who appeared successively, all bearing the same name, Sun Moon Bright. The last Sun Moon Bright Buddha expounded the Lotus Sutra to Bodhisattva Wonderfully Bright, a previous incarnation of Bodhisattva Manjushrī. After this Buddha’s death, his eight sons practiced under the guidance of Wonderfully Bright and thus attained enlightenment. In the Sanskrit name, chandra means the moon, sūrya, the sun, and pradīpa, light, lamp, or glow.