[quote="ram peswani"]Chapter 7 pages 117 to 141 is the history of Buddha Great Universal Wisdom king in 15 pages describes the formation of our galaxi .16 Buddha sons, 10 directions and billions of Brahamas take part in it...Read this and not above paragraph and offer a better alternative suggestion and I will go over your suggestion. If your suggestion is better, I shall be the happiest person. In fact for last 10 years I have been seeking a better answer. So oblige me.
No it doesn't. It describes the immeasurable light produced during the enlightenment of a Buddha and how this light travels and penetrates all world systems, thus causing sentient beings (in this case gods and chakravartins) to seek out the source of the light (ie the source of enlightenment), receive Dharma teachings from the Buddha and become members of the Sangha.
Our palaces have a brilliance never known in the past.What is the cause of this? Each of us seeks an answer. Is it because of the birth of some heavenly being of great virtue,or because the Buddha has appeared in this world that this great light shines everywhere in the ten directions?
It is quite clear here that the palaces were not created by the Buddha, they were illumined by him.
"When the Buddha Great Universal Wisdom Excellence attained anuttara-samyak-sambodhi, five hundred ten thousand million Buddha worlds in each of the ten directions trembled and shook in six different ways. The dark and secluded places within those lands, where the light of the sun and moon is never able to penetrate, were able to see one another, and they all exclaimed, saying, 'How is it thatliving beings have suddenly come into existence in this place?
The beings were not created by the light of the Buddha, they were made obvious. It is like when a person is so used to eating meat that it takes somebody to point out that the meat is actually the flesh of a sentient being. After they have understood this they no longer see meat, but instead see the flesh of a dead sentient being.
At that time the Brahma kings of five hundred ten thousand million lands, accompanied by their palaces, each king taking his outer robe and filling it with heavenly flowers, journeyed together to the western region to observe the signs there. They saw the Great Universal Wisdom Excellence Thus Come One in the place of practice, seated on a lion seat underneath a bodhi tree, with heavenly beings, dragon kings, gandharvas, kimnaras,mahoragas, human, and nonhuman beings surrounding him and paying reverence. And they saw the sixteen princes entreating the Buddha to turn the wheel of the Law.
The meaning of this passage is pretty clear wouldn't you say? I see no evidence of cosmogenesis here.
World hero, most honored of two-legged beings,we beg you to expound the Law, Through the power of your great mercy and compassion,save living beings in their suffering and anguish!
No creation story here either. Just a request for Dharma.
Maybe this is the lesson that exists in the Lotus Sutra for you: track down a source of infinite light (a teacher), offer them your riches (palace) and request them to turn the Wheel of Dharma for you so that you may finally get over your obsessive attachment to the fanciful idea that the Lotus Sutra is a creation fable (mirrored in Mani Lal Bhaumik's equally fanciful theory of a Single Source of creation).
Now i will read you what the scientists / lotus sutra say
S....Two globes of dark patches appeared from nowhere.
L....No where is the place where GUWK is located and he gives turning the Dharma wheel.(Ram wrote ... He is sending
out cosmic patches Shiva and Shakti (cosmic energy 1 & 2).
S.....The two globes throw rays of lights crisscrossing each other forming a carpet sort of set up.
L....GUWK is sending out a highly intelligent information based on his wisdom to fix the position of stars in the galaxi
from his seat that is inside the black hole or is invisible.
S....Stars start appearing at the junction of the crisscrossed lights.
L....Brahma kings along with their palaces (suns) move towards GUKW to pay their respect and locate themselves in a
pattern fixed by GUKW thus forming a world system.
When a powerful sentient sits in awareness meditaion. He transcends cosmic energies to higher level. This stops outflows and creates vaccume to allow inflows. This vaccume attracts stars which are nearby. This is a practical fact if some one does awareness meditation, he can feel this happening around him. It is mentioned that GUKW is a two legged being.
Even in earlier chapter Guatam refers to Buddhas as two legged beings.
The human mind is highly evolved. And he has power to manipulate outer invisible forces to fulfill his desires. Buddhas use their awareness to create better universes, galaxis , milky ways and also see to it that their creation is free from death old age and misery. Buddha also describes in details various world systems already created and to be created in future.
A simple human mind like of you and me can create better life which gives health, happiness and peace and luxuries if he knows how to do awareness meditation. He can go on growing cosmically to the extent that he can become a Buddha.
Now I suggest you read whole of lotus sutra carefully and the things will get more interesting. And prehaps together we can create a still better understanding to what you earlier suggested for me.