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Anan (阿難)

S. Ānanda. A disciple of Shakamuni, famous for recalling all of the Buddha's discourses (sutras), beginning with the words, "Thus have I heard" (nyoze gamon 如是我聞). In the mythology of the Zen lineage, Anan is the second in the line of twenty-eight Indian ancestral teachers that begins with Kasho and ends with Bodaidaruma.