Strange refuge formula

In end of suttas you can see that instead of accepting refuge in Buddha, Dhamma and Sangha, they accept refuge in Gotama, Dhamma and Bhikkhusangha. Namely next formula: “Esāhaṃ bhavantaṃ gotamaṃ saraṇaṃ gacchāmi dhammañca bhikkhusaṅghañca.” Same formula in Chinese agama.

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Could you elaborate more on why exactly is it strange? :slightly_smiling_face: