The *Sadparamita-samgraha-sutra (Sp) which is one of the stories of past lives of the Buddha distributes 91 stories to the Six Paramitas. The Sadaprarudita bodhisattva story (No. 81) in it is placed in the chapter of meditation. The Prajñaparamita-sutras (Pp) have the same kind of stories. In this paper I concentrate on the Sp. I investigate whether Sp is older than Pp with regard to the bodily features of a buddha.
In Sp, buddha was purplish gold, the back of his head emitted rays of light, and his face looked like a full moon.
But in Pp, buddha had the 32 physical characteristics and the 80 minor physical marks. They were the vocabulary which everyone had already understood.
The 32 physical characteristics and the 80 minor physical marks are variously listed. For example, ‘full moon face’ was added to the 32 physical characteristics in a later period.
Therefore, the Sadaprarudita story in Sp was written earlier than that in the Prajñaparamita-sutras.