I have not yet found Names of 28 Buddhas in ORIGINAL PALI TEXTS; but the
Names are found in COMMENTARY (I think, the commentary is
"Dhammasangani-atthakatha"). If you need the exact name of the book, I'll
check it and inform you. That would be Ok, if this is enough; I'm not
willing to read COMMENTARIES that are useful to some extents.
Millions of Buddhas may also be found in COMMENTARIES or SUB-COMMENTARIES;
and those may also be traced in ORIGINAL TEXTS, I hope.
As for me, I believe in Millions of Buddhas, past and future. But rare and
scare. I do not mean here, the Mahayana Idea of Bodhisatta.
Yours in the Dhamma,
On 12/31/06, Gregory <patisotagami@...> wrote:
> Dear Sayadaws,
> in utmost reverence,
> may I ask how many Buddhas are mentioned in the Tipitaka? We pay
> homage to "28 Buddhas", but does not the Anguttara Nikaya narrate 7
> Buddhas absent in our conventional list of 28? Furthermore, should
> Theravada Buddhists suitably believe that there have been an infinite
> number of Buddhas since beginningless time?
> With mettha,
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