The word “buddha” will be repeated again and again by Bodhidharma so you have to understand what it means.
It is not a personal name of anybody. Buddha simply means one who is awakened.
Gautama Buddha is the most famous awakened person but that does not mean that he is the only awakened person.
There have been many buddhas before him and there have been many buddhas after him and as long as every human being can become a buddha, there will go on springing up new buddhas in the future.
—from Sun Gazing Gallery (image 497 of 705)