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Buddha Speaks of Amitabha Sutra – Part 11

舍利弗!阿弥陀佛成佛以来,于今十劫。[Amitabha Buddha attained enlightenment ten eons ago] This verse describes the period of time since the enlightenment of Amitabha Buddha. Eons or Kalpa refers to an extreme period of time. Some scriptural sources describe a kalpa as approximately 16,000,000 years. In other scriptures, Buddha provides an analogy to […]