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Question on Buddhism Prophecies

Postby Nosta » Tue Aug 23, 2011 12:27 am

These times are rich in prophecies (Mayan, Nostradamus, etc) and probably most of them are lies or simply crap.

Even so, i would love to know wich prophecies buddhism has for current times. What do they say? And where can someone learn more about that?
Are they accepted by all schools? etc

Thanks :)
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Re: Question on Buddhism Prophecies

Postby Jinzang » Tue Aug 23, 2011 1:06 am

Buddhism says that we are in a period of decline where the five degenerations will increase.
Lamrim, lojong, and mahamudra are the unmistaken path.
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Re: Question on Buddhism Prophecies

Postby Nosta » Wed Aug 24, 2011 12:29 pm

But there are more prophecies for sure :), do you know anyone?

And what about specific prophecies?
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Re: Question on Buddhism Prophecies

Postby Indrajala » Wed Aug 24, 2011 1:16 pm

Nosta wrote:These times are rich in prophecies (Mayan, Nostradamus, etc) and probably most of them are lies or simply crap.

Even so, i would love to know wich prophecies buddhism has for current times. What do they say? And where can someone learn more about that?
Are they accepted by all schools? etc

Thanks :)


This might be of interest to you:

http://www.khandro.net/stupa_Boudhnath_KD.htm

Prophecies regarding the Boudhanath Stupa in Kathmandu, Nepal.

Take for example the following statements:
"The celestial order, disrupted, loosens plague, famine and war to terrorize terrestrial life. The planets run wild, and the stars fall out of their constellations; great burning stars appear bringing unprecedented disaster. Rain no longer falls in season, but out of season the valleys are flooded. Famine, frost and hail govern many unproductive years. Rapacious female demons (Mamo) and the twelve guardian protectresses of the Dharma (Tenma), unpropitiated and enraged, release diseases, horrible epidemics and plagues, which spread like wildfire, striking men and cattle. Earthquakes bring sudden floods, while fire, storm and tornadoes destroy temples, stupas and cities in an instant. At this time the Great Stupa itself falls in ruins. During this pall of darkness the Wheel of Dharma at Vajrasana (Bodh Gaya) ceases to turn; the storm of war rages in Nepal for many years; India is stricken with famine; the Kathmandu Valley is inflicted with plague; earthquakes decimate the people of Upper Ngari in Western Tibet; plague destroys the people of Central Tibet; the Kyi Valley District of Lhasa subsides; the peaks of the High Himalayas in the borderland of Mon fall into the valleys. Three strong forts are built on the Five Peaked Mountain; yogins assemble in the Valley of the Bear's Lair on Mon; two suns rise in Kham to the east; the Chinese Emperor dies suddenly; four armies descend on Central Tibet from the borders; the Muslim Turks conquer India; the Garlok army suppresses the Dharma in Kashmir; the Mongols conquer Tibet; the Jang army enters Kham; the Protectors' Temple, Rasa Trulnang (The Jokhang) in Lhasa is threatened; the famous temple of Samye is desecrated; the stupas of Bhutan tilt and the Wheel of Dharma malfunctions.


It may or may not happen in that sequential order of course.
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Re: Question on Buddhism Prophecies

Postby Nosta » Wed Aug 24, 2011 3:36 pm

Thanks Huseng :smile:

I found this, the same as you but just a different way to explain the prophecies of Padmasambhava:
http://www.hogueprophecy.com/2009/03/dalai-lama-in-exile-50-years/
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Re: Question on Buddhism Prophecies

Postby AlexanderS » Sun Sep 04, 2011 1:17 pm

The 16th karmapa announced that 1000 beings would become liberated(or was it enlightned?) at the stupa at the lolland center in Denmark after he had a vision of milarepa walking through the place while his holiness the karmapa was staying there.
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Re: Question on Buddhism Prophecies

Postby Nosta » Sun Sep 04, 2011 1:19 pm

Never heard that.

Interesting indeed.

When would that happen and how would they get enlightned?
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Re: Question on Buddhism Prophecies

Postby AlexanderS » Sun Sep 04, 2011 1:24 pm

I don't know the specifics to be honest, but I stayed down there a few weeks ago and was supposed to sleep in the same room the 16th karmapa slept in, but a family staying down there needed the room more.

Considering the prophecy, maybe I should go down there more often :)
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