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Why?

Postby chethinie » Mon Feb 24, 2014 12:23 pm

Hello,
I am curious to know why all the Buddhas were and will be born in India/Nepal? Is there any specific reason for it?

Thanks for any feedback :smile:

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Re: Why?

Postby Bhikkhu Pesala » Mon Feb 24, 2014 2:13 pm

This is one of those fruitless questions, with no satisfactory answer.

The best anyone can say, is “This it what it says in such and such a text or Commentary.” You are free to take it or leave it, but what will you do with the answer?

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Re: Why?

Postby waterchan » Mon Feb 24, 2014 2:58 pm

Does it really say that the future Buddhas will be born in Nepal? Because at the time of the Buddha, there wasn't a Nepal...

So when this universe ends and another world system begins, will those Buddhas be born, in "Nepal", on planet Earth, all over again?
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Re: Why?

Postby Hickersonia » Mon Feb 24, 2014 4:12 pm

I'm not entirely convinced that the word we generally translate to mean India wasn't used more widely to indicate the whole world in general... just in a more familiar sense.

I'm no Pali expert though...

Either way, it isn't something I worry much about honestly. It doesn't affect the here and now too much. :anjali:
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Re: Why?

Postby Ananda26 » Sat Apr 05, 2014 3:45 pm

chethinie wrote:Hello,
I am curious to know why all the Buddhas were and will be born in India/Nepal? Is there any specific reason for it?

Thanks for any feedback :smile:

Chethinie


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