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Not the first Buddha

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posted on Jan, 1 2011 @ 03:26 PM
I recently came across this piece of text:

"I am not the first Buddha who came upon earth, nor shall I be the last. In due time another Buddha will arise in the world, a Holy One, a supremely enlightened One, endowed with wisdom in conduct, auspicious, knowing the universe, an incomparable leader of men, a master of angels and mortals. He will reveal to you the same eternal truths which I have taught you. He will preach his religion, glorious in its origin, glorious at the climax, and glorious at the goal, in the spirit and in the letter. He will proclaim a religious life, wholly perfect and pure; such as I now proclaim."


Do you have any more information or references to multiple Buddha's?

I know of some text that states Buddha was reborn lots times including into animals. And by doing so continuing his previous study, and facing another new challenge in order to reach enlightenment.

Also what do you think of the whole concept?

posted on Jan, 1 2011 @ 03:52 PM
reply to post by Reignite

I have always thought of the term Buddha as a noun although originally a pronoun: One who has achieved a state of perfect spiritual enlightenment in accordance with the teachings of Buddha. I have recently watched this movie, Siddartha detailing the struggle to enlightenment of one such Buddha.
edit on 1/1/2011 by Iamonlyhuman because: (no reason given)

posted on Jan, 1 2011 @ 05:03 PM
There are many Buddhas. Before and after Shakyamuni. A future Buddha is Matreya. And maybe the most popular Buddha is Amida Buddha. Yes, Buddha is not confined to one person. We all are potential Buddhas. The Buddhist Sutras describe many other Buddhas.

posted on Jan, 2 2011 @ 06:57 AM
reply to post by Iamonlyhuman

thank you for the reply, i want to watch the movie, but i have to register, so this will have to wait for later.

posted on Jan, 2 2011 @ 06:58 AM
reply to post by tom502

Thanks. There are many Buddha's according to ancient text, but is the next future Buddha not supposed to be the last one of some sort of cycle?

posted on Jan, 3 2011 @ 05:19 PM
reply to post by Reignite

Buddha Lineage

You may wonder what is the history behind the 24 Buddhas (with specific and different names) who are venerated at Mahindarama Buddhist Temple.
This lineage of The Buddhas was told by The Buddha Gotama Himself.

Hope this link helps.

posted on Jan, 4 2011 @ 06:07 AM
reply to post by Sahabi

Thanks alot, that link is very helpful. Never seen this before.

Do you know the origin of that information?

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