The separation of light and darkness - day and night? . . .

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The separation of light and darkness - day and night? . . .

Postby Wesley1982 » Sun May 20, 2012 9:27 am

How does Buddhism explain the separation of light and darkness? day and night? . . .

-Or- did the historical Buddha ever explain this to anyone in particular? . .

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Re: The separation of light and darkness - day and night? . . .

Postby LastLegend » Sun May 20, 2012 9:32 am

It is the result of delusional perception.
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Re: The separation of light and darkness - day and night? . . .

Postby Wesley1982 » Sun May 20, 2012 9:42 am

oh, ok.

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Re: The separation of light and darkness - day and night? . . .

Postby catmoon » Sun May 20, 2012 9:50 am

Well there's this bright thing in the sky you know, and like sometimes the rest of the planet sort of gets in the way of it and it gets like , dark.
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Re: The separation of light and darkness - day and night? . . .

Postby ClearblueSky » Sun May 20, 2012 8:31 pm

The only specific examples I can think of are in Vajrayana Buddhsim, where it's sauid that some practices are better to do at night, and some during the day. Also, energetically it's supposed to be good to get up and do your practices at dawn. Also, the other random story that comes to mind is there is a tale of someone who was a butcher during the day, and did good conduct at night, and supposedly had a rebirth where he lived in hell during the day and in a god realm at night, something along those lines.

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Re: The separation of light and darkness - day and night? . . .

Postby Wesley1982 » Mon May 21, 2012 8:09 pm

ClearblueSky wrote:The only specific examples I can think of are in Vajrayana Buddhsim, where it's sauid that some practices are better to do at night, and some during the day. Also, energetically it's supposed to be good to get up and do your practices at dawn. Also, the other random story that comes to mind is there is a tale of someone who was a butcher during the day, and did good conduct at night, and supposedly had a rebirth where he lived in hell during the day and in a god realm at night, something along those lines.


Really? haha <?> Not sure what to think of that.


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