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Died on Tuesday?

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pulga
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Died on Tuesday?

Postby pulga » Thu Mar 31, 2011 4:50 am

Has Buddhist tradition set the day of the week that the Buddha attained parinibbána?


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Re: Died on Tuesday?

Postby daverupa » Thu Mar 31, 2011 9:02 am

- first full moon in May.

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Re: Died on Tuesday?

Postby Fede » Thu Mar 31, 2011 12:28 pm

Anyone care to pick the bones out of this little gem, then?

"Vesak in 2012 is on Saturday, the 28th of April.

Vesak is celebrated on the first full moon day in May, except in a leap year when the festival is held in June." :jumping:

from here:

http://www.when-is.com/vesak-2012.asp
"Samsara: The human condition's heartbreaking inability to sustain contentment." Elizabeth Gilbert, 'Eat, Pray, Love'.

Simplify: 17 into 1 WILL go: Mindfulness!

Quieta movere magna merces videbatur. (Sallust, c.86-c.35 BC)
Translation: Just to stir things up seemed a good reward in itself. ;)

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Re: Died on Tuesday?

Postby daverupa » Thu Mar 31, 2011 7:50 pm

2nd paragraph of the wiki link I posted:

"The exact date of Vesākha varies according to the various lunar calendars used in different traditions. In Theravada countries following the Buddhist calendar, it falls on the full moon Uposatha day (typically the 5th or 6th lunar month). Vesākha Day in China is on the eighth of the fourth month in the Chinese lunar calendar. The date varies from year to year in the Western Gregorian calendar, but falls in April or May."

It's to do with the irregular mapping of lunar months to Gregorian solar months, that's all.

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Re: Died on Tuesday?

Postby Fede » Thu Mar 31, 2011 8:13 pm

No, I know that. I just think that the phrase was funny and really self-contradictory.
I was just displaying a bit of humour.

(sorry.....) :embarassed: :smile:
"Samsara: The human condition's heartbreaking inability to sustain contentment." Elizabeth Gilbert, 'Eat, Pray, Love'.

Simplify: 17 into 1 WILL go: Mindfulness!

Quieta movere magna merces videbatur. (Sallust, c.86-c.35 BC)
Translation: Just to stir things up seemed a good reward in itself. ;)

I am sooooo happy - How on earth could I be otherwise?! :D


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Re: Died on Tuesday?

Postby daverupa » Thu Mar 31, 2011 9:10 pm

I often end up explaining something only to find out the other person was joking. Alas.

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