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Q. What is the future Buddha and when will he come?

A. The core idea of Buddhism is non-duality, which means that there is only Emptiness that is referred to as the Buddha, the true-Self, or Oneness and nothing else. This means that there is only one Buddha, and not multiple; past, present and future Buddhas.

If you can recognise the Buddha now, it is your present Buddha. However, if you still don’t recognise the Buddha, he is not the Buddha to you although he is always with you now, until you can recognise him in the future. Then, he is no other than the future Buddha to you now. So, the future Buddha is not another Buddha separate from the Buddha but just another name attached to the Buddha for the people who cannot recognise the Buddha now.

©Boo Ahm

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