benchen wrote:Did Sakyamuni Buddha ever mentioned in his 49 years of teaching a bodhisattva or a future bodhisattva name Guru Rinpoche ??
Both of them attained enlightenmemt differently , one of them through consort practice .
Followers of Guru Rinpoche and followers of Buddha do different practices.
Do they contradict each other ?
Guru Rinpoche was an emenation of Amitabha Buddha, who spread the Dharma to Tibet. He doesnt seem to need the teaching of Shakyamuni considering who he is. Yet he follows the tantric teachings prescribed during the third turning of the wheel of dharma. He also hid away more advanced tantric techniques to be found by a karmically ripe person in the karmically correct age.
And he did not necessarily attain enlightenment through consort practices, he was "born" liberated, in the center of a lotus in the land of uddiyana.
Though the real one may not have been born in a lotus, he IS Amitabha, so it can serve as a metaphore for his inherent nature as the Buddha of limitless light.
And on your question, to my knowledge he did fortell Amida coming as well as HH Karmapa.