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The Big Dipper

Postby PadmaVonSamba » Sun Oct 20, 2013 6:00 pm

The theist sees the Big Dipper
and says that it is a giant sauce pan created by God.

The Atheist sees the Big Dipper
and says that it is merely a constellations of stars that resembles a sauce pan.

The Buddhist sees the Big Dipper
and says that in fact there is no Big Dipper,
but only an attachment to appearances that arise in the mind.

What do you think?
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Re: The Big Dipper

Postby futerko » Sun Oct 20, 2013 6:05 pm

I think Americans are obsessed with food, we call it Ursa major - the great bear. rawr!
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Re: The Big Dipper

Postby PadmaVonSamba » Sun Oct 20, 2013 6:10 pm

futerko wrote:I think Americans are obsessed with food, we call it Ursa major - the great bear. rawr!

:rolling:
yes, Americans call it that to.
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Re: The Big Dipper

Postby futerko » Sun Oct 20, 2013 8:04 pm

It is pretty amazing to think that some of those stars are over 10 million light years away, so even if they no longer existed, we wouldn't notice for another 10mil years...

in which time, our own sun might no longer exist, so we would never know if they truly are still there at this point in time or not.
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Re: The Big Dipper

Postby Kim O'Hara » Sun Oct 20, 2013 10:39 pm

I think i will be dead by then anyway.

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Re: The Big Dipper

Postby Nemo » Mon Oct 21, 2013 12:12 am

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Buddhists see the Big Dipper and turn it into an ornament of pristine awareness. The swastika.
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Re: The Big Dipper

Postby PadmaVonSamba » Mon Oct 21, 2013 2:25 am

Nemo wrote:Image

Buddhists see the Big Dipper and turn it into an ornament of pristine awareness. The swastika.


That's the little dipper, which lines up with the north star.
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Re: The Big Dipper

Postby futerko » Mon Oct 21, 2013 2:56 am

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The little bear's tail end point is Polaris.
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Re: The Big Dipper

Postby Nemo » Mon Oct 21, 2013 12:36 pm

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