Tuesday, July 25, 2017

The Sky's Gone Out: Full Eclipse 2017 (video)

GreatAmericanEclipse; Dhr. Seven, Crystal Quintero, Ashley Wells (eds.), Wisdom Quarterly

(Bauhaus) Original Goth music "The Sky's Gone Out" from the classic album of the same name.*

A total solar eclipse is unlike anything else we see in our lives. As totality approaches on August 21st, we will see the astonishing sight of day turning to night and the Sun's corona ("crown") blazing in the sky.

The approaching spectacle is truly a great American eclipse because totality will sweep the nation from the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic. Nearly everyone in the USA can reach a place to see a total solar eclipse within a day's drive.

Where can I see the full eclipse in the US?
An eclipse is a cosmic billiard shot -- the Sun, Moon, and Earth line up to reveal the Sun's "atmosphere," its corona. Eclipses on Earth occur only because of an amazing celestial coincidence [or because the space people, the akasha devas who placed our Moon exactly where it is had a reason for doing so. The God? No. "Intelligent" Design? Sort of.] More + VIDEO
What did the Buddha say about it?
Samudra manthan bas-relief at Cambodian Buddhist/Hindu temple Angkor Wat shows Vishnu (Kurma avatar), center, with titans (asuras) and devas on sides. See annotated version.
(WQ) The many "gods," be they devas or brahmas, tampering and tinkering with this colony -- this "generation" and its many humanoid species and other creatures over the aeons -- vivified our planet. This is what histories and mythologies from India affirm. According to the Buddha, life on Earth began when... More
Buddhist mythology
Borrowed from ancient Vedic tradition; Wikipedia edit by Wisdom Quarterly
The Buddha is a wise teacher who knows.
The titan Rahu is mentioned explicitly in a pair of scriptures from the Samyutta Nikaya of the Pali canon.

In the Candima Sutra and the Suriya Sutra, Rahu attacks Suriya (the Sun deity) and Chandra (the Moon deity) before being compelled to release them by the recitation of a brief stanza conveying the deities' reverence for the Buddha.
The titan Rahu makes trouble in space (W).
The Buddha responds by enjoining Rahu to release them, which Rahu does rather than having his head spontaneously "split into seven pieces" (Suriya Sutra).

The verses recited by the two celestial deities and the Buddha have since been incorporated into Buddhist liturgy as protective verses (pirith or paritta) recited by Buddhist monastics as protective chants (Access to Insight, summary in the Devaputta-samyutta section).

*Bauhaus: The Sky's Gone Out (full album)

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