A baby Buddha looks to be three or four years old, although he is newly born. His insights – and ability to combine familiar elements in new ways – goes beyond all the many current and past Buddhas. They have prepared the ground for him, as others did for them, and he in turn will do for future Buddhas.
Combining familiar elements in new ways is similar to the dream about the secred project. (Of course, all it means is that there may be something emerging here that can see new patters among familiar elements. Patterns new to me, that is, and probably well known by lots of others.)