Thursday, August 8, 2019

How the world began (video)

Seth MacFarlane (Family Guy); Dhr. Seven, Pat Macpherson, Wisdom Quarterly Wiki edit
(Family Guy) Did "God" really create the world out of thin air as depicted here? WARNING: Fart joke.

Devas came from space and became coarse.
There is a Buddhist "Genesis" account in the Aggañña Sutra, the 27th discourse of the Buddhist "Collection of Long Discourses" (Digha Nikaya).

This sutra describes an explanation the Buddha gave to two Brahmins, Bharadvaja and Vasettha, who left their high caste family to become wandering ascetic (shaman) Buddhist monastics.

Carl "Cosmos" Sagan on the Big Bang (edited for Christian rednecks)

Mandalas depict near-Earth space.
The two Brahmins are insulted and maligned by their fellow Brahmin caste members for their intention to become members of the Buddhist monastic community (Sangha).

Then the Buddha explains that caste and lineage cannot be compared to the achievement of practicing virtues in line with the Dharma (the Ultimate Truth, the Doctrine, the Teaching leading to enlightenment), as anyone from the four major castes can become a Buddhist monastic and reach the state of full enlightenment.

The Buddha then explains the beginning of the Earth (Bhumi) and the birth of social order and its structure, including caste distinctions. The Buddha emphasizes the message of universality in the Dharma and how the Dharma is the best of all things. More

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