Posted by David S. (188.8.131.52) on October 13, 2000 at 10:14:23:
In Reply to: other buddha's posted by Brian Taylor on October 12, 2000 at 12:06:09:
See the thread started 10/10 by Remy titled "Living Buddhas." It addresses this.
If such a number where stated in the Sutras, I suspect it would be with regard to this particular world system (since it began and will end), but I'm not familiar with these numbers. Nor have I read all the Sutras!! :)
At least the Mahayana Sutras speak of countless Buddhas in the past, present, and future regarding all world systems in all directions.
If the source is not a Sutra.. well, it is as always up to you what you do with it.
But if you find that source in a Sutra, would you post here? I'm interested to read it.
: i remember reading somewhere quite recently that there were 7 (? i can't remember exactly...) buddha's before Gotama, and there were still 13 to come. anyone know where a site or any information that i could confirm this with?
: tell me it wasn't a dream or that i wasn't hallucinating ;)
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