Andrew108 wrote:Universes aren't created Ram. This is one of the intentions of the Lotus Sutra. The full intention of the Lotus Sutra is to point to wisdom that is self-arisen, not dependent on causes and that is beyond concepts or the absence of concepts. In practice the intention is that as soon as something is said to have arisen it is also said to be free. Like drawing a picture on water. Pretty good eh?
Extracts from chapter 6 and chapter 8
I announce this to the monks:
when I employ the Buddha eye
to observe Kashyapa here,
he will be able to become a Buddha.
His land will be pure and clean,
the ground of lapis lazuli.
Many jeweled trees
will line the roadsides,
with golden ropes to mark the roads,
and those who see it will rejoice.
It will constantly emit a pleasing fragrance,
with heaps of rare flowers scattered around
and many kinds of strange and wonderful things
for its adornment.
The land will be level and smooth,
without hills or depressions.
This Buddha will have a life span
of twelve small kalpas,
and his Counterfeit Law
for twenty small kalpas.
Light Bright World-Honored One
will be of this description.
Now this Purna in the past
And later he will become a Buddha
known by the name Law Bright.
His land will be called Good and Pure
and will be composed of the seven treasures.
The kalpa will be named Treasure Bright.
There will be no women there
and non of the evil paths of existence.
The monk Purna
has won all these blessings to the fullest
and will acquire a pure land such as this,
with its great multitude of worthies and sages.
Of the countless matters pertaining to it
I have now spoken only in brief.
The life span of this Buddha will be sixty thousand kalpas,
his Correct Law will endure twice that time,
his Counterfeit Law twice that time again,
Purna will rule for 60000 Kalpas.
Each kalpa is 1343540000 years.
Will our earth survive for these many years.
or will our sun survive.
or will our galaxi survive.
or will the multitude of galaxis coming out of our universe of 14 billion years survive.
14 billion is 14000000000 years
Purna universe is 80000000000000 years approx.
What does all this explain?
What is the meaning of enduring of his law?