At 2500 BC, did the Buddha use a common language term, saying "ten directions"?
Could "North, South...Zenith, Nadir" be a latter interpretation?
If he was living today, with the existence of quantum mathematical language,
might he have said, while describing a universe seen with enlightened eyes,"ten dimensions"?
I ask, because his description is surprisingly similar to what Quantum Mechanics,
holography and super string theory describe as the building blocks of the universe.
The strange thing with superstring theory, which is a bit like Kabballa to Bible studies,
or Zen to Buddhism is that it does not work on a universe with three dimensions.
The mathematics of quantum physics and superstring theory is that it only works in a
universe with 10 dimensions.
I am working on my first book, "Journey through the caves of the mind".
I wish to create a "floating question". Could this be possible?
Could Siddharta Gautama have sent us a message through time?
Could he be saying to us "yes, you are in the right direction, I saw the math. I saw energy transformed to matter.
It is unspeakable. Only through the language of Mathematics can it be described."
Thanks for your time.
carlinosin wrote:Worlds, becoming, subsisting, and decaying,
Are measurless, unspeakable in number;
The differentiantions of the ten directions are unutterable,
The arrays of the oceans of worlds cannot be all told of…
What are the ten directions?
Could there be any connection to between "directions" and "dimensions"
In each of those rays of light…
…with untold beautiful forms in the lights,
With untold pure lights in the forms;
In each of those pure lights
Also appear various subtle lights
These lights also radiate varios lights
is this the basis for for the formation os Indra's net?
Indra's net is said to originate in this Sutra... is this it, or is there a definite description?
Reading this makes me think of visualisations of the universe from supestring theroy and holography...
carlinosin wrote:Thanks Charlie.
I meant to write 2500 years ago.
I thought this sutra was in the original words of the Buddha.
Are there any original texts which are actually his words?
Aemilius wrote:I am of the opinion that in buddhism there are the three dimensions of space, plus time as the fourth, and a fifth dimension represented by Mountain Sumeru. Above Mountain Sumeru there are the levels of God Realms. Avatamsaka Sutra Chapter 13 describes Tathagata's visit to the level where the god Indra resides and lives. Time scale is different in different god realms, their lifespans are much longer, and the size of their bodies larger. You could see this dimension of god realms as consisting of several subdimensions, like: the four Form dhyanas, the four Formless dhyanas, and the levels of Kamaloka devas. This way we get more than ten dimensions, however.
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