The 9th International Conference Buddhism & Australia
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lion's roar; It is interesting to note that prey animals pay no heed to the roaring of lions. although they certainly can hear it. The impressive sound is "directed" at other members of its species. A future buddha called Simha (or, Sinha; that is, The Lion) has been predicted, and a number of Buddhist authorities agree that he will arise from the line of the Karmapas. "The Lion's Roar" is a traditional metaphor for the Buddha's Doctrine of Awakening.