Ching Ch'ing, a Chinese Ch'an master, asked a monk:
-What is the sound outside?
The monk answered:
-That is the sound of rain.
The master said:
-Sentient beings are upside down, they lose themselves in pursuit of things.
Posted on Nov.20.2012 @ 07:28PM EDTbyjaigon
I've been researching and found there's lots of Buddhas... but some of it seems pretty crazy. Some of the Bhuddas lived over a million years ago, were over 50cubits tall (roughly 20m) and lived over 20,000 years.... could this be a previous eon where the earth existed but the scale of time and size were different? Some say the universe expands then restarts, and maybe each "restart" has a different earth with a different set of Bhuddas.
Quote: "Dust Devils." .........Is is normal in Bhuddism to consider beings that arn't human? Maybe those really big Buddhas were from a different planet at a different time. Maybe each kalpa (eon) takes place at a different planet
Reply from Joe Chip
Maybe you'd need to penetrate beyond a so-called normal rationality, outside the normal flow of time, in order to experience those forces yourself.
Time to consider the present and not the past or the future. Bring your mind back to breathe ... return your awareness back to truth When ready, a natural occurence will happen and thoughts stop Emptiness becomes a reflection in a pool of water The moon can be seen on its surface These are the things to be concerned about.
Curiousity about previous lives or 27 Buddhas is for the thinking mind Where do you live and what do you want ... beats me ... hahaha