Yet none of these other Buddhas are the Buddha of our time period. The beings of those time periods should revere the Buddhas that appear to them as the example for their enlightenment. We should revere ours: Shakyamuni Buddha.
Buddhas do not appear. Malcolm does not "speak" online, or "write," or "type," or "exist."Buddhas are not restricted by time and space. Buddhas also do not "reach out." Their compassion is spontaneous, like a wishfulfilling gem that satisfies all wishes.
Buddhas do "reach out," in a way.
Things only appear this way due to your ontological misapprehensions. There is no "place" beyond "here" and no "here." There is no other place and time and this place and time are shunyata.This Sahaloka is an impure buddhafield because the experience of the various sufferings of this world system are unthinkable. Of course the Buddha was kind to prepare this buddhafield, but don't kid yourself into thinking there aren't better places to be.
We're not talking about God. We're talking about Buddha.DGA wrote: ↑Tue Oct 17, 2017 10:41 pmRelevant discussion starts here:The Cicada wrote: ↑Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:32 amYou could also just call these Buddhas Vajrasattva, Vajradhara, Samantabhadra, Amitabha, Akshobhya, Adibuddha, our Lord Shakyamuni Buddha, since he actually appeared in this world to teach us. This takes us back to Nichiren's teaching: Why revere other Buddhas when this one is close by and reaching out to us? Why run off to a Pure Land when you're already in His Pure Land of the Saha Realm?