Shakyamuni was the “Buddha of our Time”. Although Buddhism has existed for many thousands of eons, it tends to ebb and flow. As a result, during different time periods Buddhism can be forgotten and disappear. If so, it needs to be reintroduced to sentient life. This is what had happened in our world system, Buddhism had ceased to exist and it needed to be rediscovered. As a result, Shakyamuni Buddha would need to discover Buddhism – so to speak. Additionally, he rediscovered it completely on his own, without a teacher or any references. Therefore, Shakyamuni Buddha is the Buddha of our era who rediscovered the Dharma on his own accord and reintroduced it to sentient life.