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ET Buddhas

Postby Stiphan » Sun Jul 26, 2009 8:08 pm

Can there be more than one Buddha in the Universe at the same time? I think I've read there can be only one Buddha at a time, but not sure if it refers just to Earth or all of the Universe.

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Re: ET Buddhas

Postby clw_uk » Sun Jul 26, 2009 9:24 pm

In Theravada there is only one Buddha in the universe at a time, never more than one at the same time



In Mahayana though they claim there are other Buddhas right now in different realms and i guess you could say other planets as well


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Re: ET Buddhas

Postby Rhino » Mon Jul 27, 2009 5:13 pm

With best wishes

Only in a vertical view, straight down into the abyss of his own personal existence, is a man capable of apprehending the perilous insecurity of his situation; and only a man who does apprehend this is prepared to listen to the Buddha's Teaching.

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Re: ET Buddhas

Postby clw_uk » Mon Jul 27, 2009 6:54 pm

I think it means universe, the general point is one buddha at a time, from what i understand
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Re: ET Buddhas

Postby Individual » Mon Jul 27, 2009 7:41 pm

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Re: ET Buddhas

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Re: ET Buddhas

Postby Thanavuddho » Tue Aug 04, 2009 12:23 pm

“Tasmātihānanda, attadīpā viharatha attasaraṇā anaññasaraṇā, dhammadīpā dhammasaraṇā anaññasaraṇā.”(DN16)
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Re: ET Buddhas

Postby cooran » Tue Aug 04, 2009 8:28 pm

Hello santeri,

I agree. The Buddha often emphasised how rare the appearance of a Sammasambuddha was.
One of the greatest blindnesses humans have, is to the concept of beginningless Samsara ... the immense periods of time. Apart from the pernicious idea that all rebirths (or even any) are as humans.
The Buddha spoke of aeons without a Sammasambudda appearing in the world.
He spoke of how precious and difficult it is to even gain a human rebirth.
When describing an aeon, it is taken to be the time from the first formation of the ingredients to create new planets, through their formation, population with life, and eventual slow disintegration, one can see how very precious this human life is, how wonderful to live when the Teachings are extant.
Don't waste the merit which gained such a birth.

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Re: ET Buddhas

Postby Thanavuddho » Sat Aug 08, 2009 11:02 am

“Tasmātihānanda, attadīpā viharatha attasaraṇā anaññasaraṇā, dhammadīpā dhammasaraṇā anaññasaraṇā.”(DN16)
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Re: ET Buddhas

Postby Thanavuddho » Sat Aug 08, 2009 5:22 pm

“Tasmātihānanda, attadīpā viharatha attasaraṇā anaññasaraṇā, dhammadīpā dhammasaraṇā anaññasaraṇā.”(DN16)
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