Asked in Buddhism
What are the different types of Buddha?
April 26, 2013 1:51AM
Well many people may not know that many Buddhists believe that Siddhārtha Gautama is not the only Buddha. And that when his teachings have been forgotten another being will come forward and reach enlightenment and then bring Buddhist teachings to the world again. This strongly suggests that Buddhas manifest in cycles connected to the needs of beings.
There are other explanations about the manifestations of Buddhas but these are more esoteric, for example we could say that a fully enlightened being is beyond the limitations of space and time so all Buddhas are potentially present everywhere all the time.