Buddha is just an enlightened being. If you are enlightened, you are Buddha too. All sentient beings can be Buddha. There are numerous enlightened beings in millions and millions of worlds in millions and millions of years. Shakyamuni, the founder of Buddhism, was the enlightened being in the world of our time. Although Buddha is the most supreme being known in all realms, he has no power to control everything. For instance, he is unable to change the principle of cause and effect. In other words, if you commit an evil deed, Buddha cannot save you by "waiving" the effect caused by your evil deed. Nevertheless, Buddha can advise you how to mitigate the adverse effect, if you really repent of your evil deed.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 July 2011 00:19