"Not only Sakyamuni Buddha, but all Buddhas use this method as the foremost method to teach all beings." http://www.amtbweb.org/ils01.htmlRikudouSennin wrote:I have been pondering this lately.
Since a Buddha's omniscience and compassion is boundless, it makes sense for Shakyamuni Buddha to give a teaching where the beings of this world of dukkha can be reborn into a world of sukkha, in order to escape samsara and attain complete awakening.
also have to give credit to Amitabha Buddha, the founder.
--The Infinite Life SutraDharmakara expressed his resolution to become a Buddha. At Dharmakara's pleading, Lokesvararaja showed Dharmakara innumerable Buddha- lands, which Dharmakara examined carefully as he made plans for his own Buddhahood. After five kalpas of contemplation, Dharmakara formulated a resolution which we know today as the 48 Great Vows (Chapter 7).
http://www.tagtag.com/buddhist/kumpulan ... life_sutra
Dharmakara take into account the innumerable Buddha-lands and came up with a better one. founder of this method is Amitabha Buddha, ten mahakalpas(earth-years) ago. not very long ago.