Thank you for doing that research, corboy. I've always wondered how Buddhism got from 1 Buddha, the historical, human Buddha, to a pantheon of Buddhas: the Medicine Buddha, Manjushri, Avalokitishvara, and so many other Buddhas.
My original attraction to Buddhism was that it was very logical, it wasn't faith-based, but Mahayana, and even more so: Vajrayana, are very faith-based. Even T
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