What is the difference between past Buddhas, Gotama Buddha, and future Buddhas?

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What is the difference between past Buddhas, Gotama Buddha, and future Buddhas?

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What is the difference between past Buddhas, Gotama Buddha, and future Buddhas?

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SarathW wrote:
Sun Dec 29, 2019 9:38 am
What is the difference between past Buddhas, Gotama Buddha, and future Buddhas?
No difference in terms of Buddhahood but difference in terms of person.

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The difference is that gotama can be more nearly verified in terms of existence while the others are pure conjecture.
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in our time… Gotama was the first awake

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SarathW wrote:
Sun Dec 29, 2019 9:38 am
What is the difference between past Buddhas, Gotama Buddha, and future Buddhas?
The video appears to be teaching an Eternalism of a Buddha Atman Kaya.
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The dharmakaya is the same for every Buddha.

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Disciple wrote:
Fri Jan 31, 2020 11:25 am
The dharmakaya is the same for every Buddha.

"Dharmakaya" is a Mahayana/Vajrayana concept, as are "Nirmāṇakāya" and Sambhogakāya.


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See Difference Between Buddhas

In the article on Buddha in the Dictionary of Pali Proper Names
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Disciple wrote:
Fri Jan 31, 2020 11:25 am
The dharmakaya is the same for every Buddha.
Which means that each of them has a metaphorical 'body' of attributes:
Arya Maitreya wrote:"The factors which foster enlightenment, the measureless thoughts, the liberations, the nine meditative attainments, the ten meditative totalities, the bases of overpowering divided into eight kinds, the meditative power blocking others' passions, the knowledge resulting from resolve, the supernatural knowledges, the analytical knowledges, the four total purities, the ten sovereignties, the ten powers, the four forms of fearlessness, the three ways in which [a buddha] has nothing to hide, the threefold mindful equanimity, the nature of never forgetting, the complete destruction of [negative] propensities, the great compassion for living beings, the eighteen qualities unique to the Muni, and omniscient wisdom": thus is the dharmakaya denominated

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cappuccino wrote:
Fri Jan 31, 2020 2:31 am
in our time… Gotama was the first awake
I like this answer, much.
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