Shakyamuni Buddha Claims To Have Attained Buddhahood
According to Amitabha Sutra, Shakyamuni Buddha makes a statement of having attained buddhahood.
Sakyamuni Buddha preaches in Amida Sutra, also known as Smaller Sukhavativyuha Sutra,
“I have attained supreme perfect enlightenment, and for the sake of the people of this world, expounded this dharma (of Pure Land and Birth there through Nembutsu) which is difficult to believe for being beyond the common understanding of this world.”
Different translation of the same passage:
”While being in this present world full of the five corruptions, I have accomplished this most difficult achievement and attained supreme perfect enlightenment. In addition, for the sake of the people of this world, I have explained this teaching (of Ultimate Bliss and Birth there through the nenbutsu), difficult to believe for being beyond the common understanding of this world. For that reason, all of the Buddhas praise me for this ‘most difficult achievement.”