November 11, 2018
Soon after Shakyamuni Buddha was born, he could already walk. He took seven steps and said: “After countless eons, this is my last birth. Among all the devas and humans, I am the most honorable and the most excellent. In this lifetime I will benefit devas and humans. I vow to bring universal salvation to all sentient beings.” After Buddhism was transmitted to China, this statement of Shakyamuni’s was expressed as the saying: In Heaven and on Earth, I alone am the honored one.