To everyone. When I started this topic I was really optimistic people would find use in trying to make sense of the accounts of past/ancient Buddhas found in EBTs.
Unfortunately it seems that people so far either misunderstood my open question as an indication that I blindly believe whatever is written or used this as an opportunity to mock and offend me.
To the first group, please note that I was really hopeful I would find people like Ajahn @Brahmali, who offered some reference points to try to understand the time scale the Buddha was probably referring to when he brought up (if indeed he did so) his own memory of how previous Samma Sambuddhas went about re-establishing the Dhamma-Vinaya among sentient beings. I never intended on forcing on others a view neither forcing whatever is found in the text to be taken as truth. Clearly, I was wrong in assuming people share the same curiosity and fascination I have about how among so much suffering and ignorance here and there the Dhamma-Vinaya is re-discovered and how long it apparently takes that to happen again when it is lost.
To the second group, please enjoy, you guys did really make me uncomfortable. I won’t bite back or try to make you guys feel bad. And to @laurence specifically, if you are really close to Ajahn Brahm as you claim I would like to believe that all this sarcasm and malevolence reflects the bit you left yet unaddressed in terms of putting in practice what he teaches.
I do as well know personally and respect Ajahn Brahm and many other senior monks close him (like Ajahn Brahmali) and I believe that if I were to ever have time enough close to them, maybe in an eventual self retreat down in Serpentine, and if they were to be not so busy, they would take on board the challenge researching and making sense of the potential truths behind the potential myths of past Buddha’s using EBTs as a source.
Last but not least. Inquiring about where in time and space ancient Buddhas could be placed does not make in anyway discussing the good and bad in the world nowadays less relevant. Life is not so binary and maybe acknowledging the rarity of the arising of a Buddha or the Dhamma-Vinaya in the big picture of the universe may help us grow in our hearts some samvega and inspire us to develop further the eightfold path in our lives. If we do just this much, I am quite sure, the world will not be left unchanged.