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In the Soka Gakkai Dictionary of Buddhist terms it states: “In the “Life Span” chapter, Shakyamuni revealed his attainment of Buddhahood numberless major world system dust particle kalpas in the past. No matter how far in the past, however, it occurred at a fixed point in time and therefore is not eternal.” Uh, no, that’s [...]

Walt Whitman (1819–1892). Leaves of Grass. 1900. O Captain! My Captain! O CAPTAIN! my Captain! our fearful trip is done; The ship has weather’d every rack, the prize we sought is won; The port is near, the bells I hear, the people all exulting, While follow eyes the steady keel, the vessel grim and daring: [...]

Buddhamitra [仏陀密多] (n.d.) (Skt; Jpn Buddamitta) A monk of northern India, and the eighth of Shakyamuni’s twenty-three, or the ninth of his twenty-four, successors. He studied under Buddhananda, his predecessor among the Buddha’s successors, converted people by skillful means, and defeated a number of Brahmanists in debate. The king of his country, however, was strongly [...]