Number of Confirmed Alien Planets Nears 1,000

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Number of Confirmed Alien Planets Nears 1,000

Postby Kusala » Mon Sep 30, 2013 6:06 am

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Re: Number of Confirmed Alien Planets Nears 1,000

Postby David N. Snyder » Mon Sep 30, 2013 4:23 pm

:thumbsup:

Many more planets are thus out there, zipping undetected around their parent stars. Indeed, a team of researchers estimated last year that every Milky Way star hosts, on average, 1.6 worlds — meaning that our galaxy perhaps harbors 160 billion planets.


The likelihood that we are alone in this universe is decreasing to near nil by the day. Which means that there must be other "Buddhas" in these other worlds; no conflict to Buddha-Dhamma, which never stated that the Buddha of our time is the only one.
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Re: Number of Confirmed Alien Planets Nears 1,000

Postby Kusala » Mon Sep 30, 2013 10:49 pm

David N. Snyder wrote::thumbsup:

Many more planets are thus out there, zipping undetected around their parent stars. Indeed, a team of researchers estimated last year that every Milky Way star hosts, on average, 1.6 worlds — meaning that our galaxy perhaps harbors 160 billion planets.


The likelihood that we are alone in this universe is decreasing to near nil by the day. Which means that there must be other "Buddhas" in these other worlds; no conflict to Buddha-Dhamma, which never stated that the Buddha of our time is the only one.


Yes, indeed. In the Kosala Sutta http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html , the Buddha spoke of other world systems and whatnot...

"As far as the sun & moon revolve, illumining the directions with their light, there extends the thousand-fold cosmos. In that thousand-fold cosmos there are a thousand moons, a thousand suns, a thousand Sunerus - kings of mountains; a thousand Rose-apple continents, [1] a thousand Deathless Ox-cart [continents], a thousand northern Kuru [continents], a thousand eastern Videha [continents]; four thousand great oceans, four thousand Great Kings, a thousand [heavens of the] Four Great Kings, a thousand [heavens of the] Thirty-three, a thousand [heavens of the] Yamas, a thousand [heavens of the] Tusitas, a thousand heavens of the Nimmanaratis, a thousand heavens of the Paranimmitavasavattis, [2] and a thousand Brahma worlds. And in that thousand-fold cosmos, the Great Brahma is reckoned supreme. Yet even in the Great Brahma there is still aberration, there is change..."
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Re: Number of Confirmed Alien Planets Nears 1,000

Postby chownah » Tue Oct 01, 2013 3:05 am

If life exists on some distant planet then it exists whether we have discovered it or not. Why not just accept that it exists and not worry about if and when we discover it.
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