Wisdom Accumulated ［智積］ ( Chishaku): (1) ( Jnānākara) The eldest of the sixteen sons of Great Universal Wisdom Excellence Buddha referred to in the “Parable of the Phantom City” (seventh) chapter of the Lotus Sutra. Hearing his father, the Buddha, preach, he and his brothers renounced secular life and sought instruction in the Law of supreme enlightenment. When the Buddha expounded the Lotus Sutra, they accepted and upheld it. Later they preached the sutra on their father’s behalf and thus enabled many people to gain enlightenment. The chapter states that Wisdom Accumulated is now a Buddha named Akshobhya who lives and preaches the Law in the Land of Joy in the east.
(2) ( Prajnākūta) A bodhisattva mentioned in the “Devadatta” (twelfth) chapter of the Lotus Sutra. In this chapter, Bodhisattva Manjushrī relates how he has preached the Lotus Sutra in the palace of the dragon king and converted innumerable beings. Bodhisattva Wisdom Accumulated, a follower of Many Treasures Buddha, wishes to know if anyone has practiced the sutra and gained Buddhahood quickly. Manjushrī replies that the eight-year-old daughter of the dragon king has attained the Buddha wisdom. Wisdom Accumulated challenges him on the grounds that Buddhahood requires the practice of austerities over a period of countless kalpas. At that time, the dragon king’s daughter appears, and Wisdom Accumulated and the other members of the assembly see the dragon girl change into a man and attain Buddhahood in the space of an instant. Wisdom Accumulated silently believes and accepts what he has witnessed.