Does anyone use Buddha as an exclamatory? Let me briefly explain.
I was walking the dog tonight and it was a beautiful partly cloudy sky illuminated by the moon above. "God, that's beautiful" is what I said out loud numerous times as I watched the clouds move past the moon and stars, showing and hiding each in turn. Then I paused, aware in that moment, and said, "Buddha that's beautiful" to the sky, and then again to the air conditioner that came on near by, and then again to the breeze that touched me, and so on.
Either God that's __________ or Buddha that's ____________ (or other variations) are acceptable, of course, but does anyone actually say the latter? Just curious, because I am aware of whole lifetime of conditioning to say the former.
(As an afterthought to this, because this was meant in the totally positive exclamatory manner, does anyone say "buddha damn it" instead of "god damn it"?) Because that just seems totally weird. More conditioning, I suppose, but I don't think I can get conditioned otherwise at this point.