Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Buddhists and the Moon (Full Wolf Moon)

Ashley Wells, Seth Auberon, CC Liu, Wisdom Quarterly; Moongiant.com; Space.com

Tonight is the brightest supermoon of the year, and the brightest our moon, Soma/Chandra/Luna, will be in a long time. There is another full supernoon this month on the 31st, which is a "blue moon" (a second full moon occurring in a month according to our distorted Gregorian calendar).

Dhr. Seven figured something out: The truth is -- and anyone can do the math -- is that according to Nature's own cycles, there are 13 "moonths" in a year. How? If a week has seven days and month has four weeks (4x7=28), __x28=364? (Add a free day for reflection as a transitional New Year's Day). In other words, How many months in a year? Wrong. The correct answer is 13 (13x28=364).

We have been lied to, and we have been disconnected from the natural cycles of time on earth. A lunar calendar would be more accurate and beneficial to our health and sanity. A lunisolar calendar, like the one forced on the world by the West, is the worst.

Buddhists and the Moon
What do Buddhists care about the moon so much? Our Buddhist spiritual calendar is based on the moon. The lunar observance day is the most important way of the week, and the full moon day is the most important day for meditation, learning, and practice of the month. And Vesak full moon day is the most important day of the year because it is the day the Buddha was born, became enlightened, and passed into final nirvana. All three events happened on the same full moon of Vesakha on the ancient Indian calendar, in different years of course. The uposatha or "sabbath" day is when Buddhists visit the temple/vihara complex and stay all night keeping the Eight Precepts, hearing sutras chanted or explained, and meditate until the following morning.

What mysteries do the pyramids reveal about the moon and time on our planet?

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