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Buddhist Apocolypse?

Postby gordtheseeker » Fri Mar 15, 2013 9:57 pm

Hi guys. New here but had a question. Figured this might be the best place to ask.

What is the Buddhist view on the end of the/this world? I really try not to ponder such things anymore and focus on the here and now, but it came up today in conversation. I am not really one to put much stock in 'doomsday' prophecies that other religions have. I understand how we should view this world and that the end would not be how others would view it, if at all it ever will end. My past studies in gnosticism always kinda of lead me to a place where this world would be continually reborn, even after it's total destruction in a cycle, just like us. Caught in it's own 'samsara' so to speak. Curious if Buddhist see it as something similar.

Anyways just wondered what others thought.

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Re: Buddhist Apocolypse?

Postby Sherab Dorje » Fri Mar 15, 2013 10:12 pm

gordtheseeker wrote:What is the Buddhist view on the end of the/this world?
That it just the beginning of the next world in an endless cycle of contraction and expansion.
"When one is not in accord with the true view
Meditation and conduct become delusion,
One will not attain the real result
One will be like a blind man who has no eyes."
Naropa - Summary of the View from The Eight Doha Treasures
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Re: Buddhist Apocolypse?

Postby conebeckham » Fri Mar 15, 2013 10:13 pm

What Greg said.

That, and it is inevitable.
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Re: Buddhist Apocolypse?

Postby gordtheseeker » Fri Mar 15, 2013 10:15 pm

Thanks Greg. Good reply and kinda what I was thinking.

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Re: Buddhist Apocolypse?

Postby Kim O'Hara » Fri Mar 15, 2013 11:43 pm

conebeckham wrote:What Greg said.

That, and it is inevitable.

...and it all takes a very long time - see http://webspace.ship.edu/cgboer/buddhacosmo.html

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Re: Buddhist Apocolypse?

Postby gordtheseeker » Sat Mar 16, 2013 12:05 am

Excellent info Kim! Thank you! :twothumbsup:
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