What references do we have in canonical texts on historical Buddhas and Pacceka Buddhas? Ideally including information beyond the commonly referenced 28 Buddhas.

  • Why the downvote? Aug 13, 2014 at 13:41
  • Yeah, I'm confused too. Seems like a perfectly cogent question, as evidenced at very least by catpnosis's equally cogent answer (not to say I agree or disagree with cat ... I have no idea about this matter). Upvoting (albeit only back to zero)
    – tkp
    Aug 14, 2014 at 17:08

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"Historical" is fact established by historical science. Even historical existence of Shakyamuni is debated. There is no other historical buddhas besides Shakyamuni. That is other buddhas are present to us only as mythological characters.

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