RikudouSennin 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.
"Not only Sakyamuni Buddha, but all Buddhas use this method as the foremost method to teach all beings." http://www.amtbweb.org/ils01.html
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.