Evolution of humans and Mahayana Buddhism

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Re: Evolution of humans and Mahayana Buddhism

Postby Aemilius » Tue Nov 08, 2011 2:06 pm

jikai wrote:Also if we want to work with semantics, a Kalpa is said to contain four parts:
1) period of world dissolution
2) period of chaos
3) period of world formation
4) and a period of world continuation.

There is said to be an infinite number of kalpas stretching back without beggining. If this is taken, the Buddha's on previous world's, that is worlds before our own would not contradict our evolutionary cycle.

In regards to wether the process of rebirth defies evolutionary logic, only if we suggest that the Buddha-heart mind has to be embodied to exist.


In the abhidharma works I know of a Mahakalpa is divided into four Intermediate kalpas, and one of them is an empty kalpa, which seems to be lacking in your scheme, or am I wrong ? -which one is it ?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kalpa_(aeon)
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Re: Evolution of humans and Mahayana Buddhism

Postby jikai » Tue Nov 15, 2011 5:04 am

I must say my knowledge of the Abidharma is not what it could be. I will try to find the source from which i learnt this definition. The Kalpa I am referring to however is an asamkhya Kalpa.
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Re: Evolution of humans and Mahayana Buddhism

Postby Aemilius » Tue Nov 22, 2011 1:43 pm

I still think that "scientific truth" is empty of truth, empty of science.
http://youtube.com/watch?v=hq4iFwskChU&feature=related
http://youtube.com/watch?v=E1RD49XG12Y&feature=related
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