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A Buddhist Perspective of '2012'
« on: November 29, 2009, 07:00:22 am »
Read all about it here: http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=12,8713,0,0,1,0
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Whether you believe something ill will happen in 2012 or not, it always makes sense to live life fully with the Dharma – NOW.
As the Buddha exhorted in his last words, 'Subject to change are all conditioned things. Strive on with diligence!'

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Re: A Buddhist Perspective of '2012'
« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2009, 09:29:32 am »
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'Do not believe in something, simply because you have heard it.' (This is golden advice for those who speculate on hearsay of what's going to happen in 2012!)

Best part of the article to me ;) Aside from the article's earlier reminder to go veggie! :P The conclusion also gets 5 stars from me.  (I don't want to say too much so that people go read it for themselves ;))
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Re: A Buddhist Perspective of '2012'
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2009, 12:59:47 am »
What's funny is the Mayan system doesn't say anything at all about anything bad, let alone the end of the world, happening in 2012. Their system simply says that an astrological cycle ends then and a new one begins. Their system lists dates all the way into the 4,000's.

*edit: Read the article after posting. Great thoughts worth contemplating regardless of when this world system is supposed to end. And of course we as individuals might not live another 5 minutes.   
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Re: A Buddhist Perspective of '2012'
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2009, 04:09:05 pm »
nah... I think the alienz will come home.
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Re: A Buddhist Perspective of '2012'
« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2009, 04:53:35 pm »
nah... I think the alienz will come home.

Or do we go home? Ah? Think about that... :P
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Re: A Buddhist Perspective of '2012'
« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2009, 06:43:18 pm »
speek for yerself lady, I got werkz to do here stillz.  Like  :meditating: n'stuff.  But yah, I think peeeps will be taken up in the skies.  Dat's mah story and I'm stickin' tooooo it.
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Re: A Buddhist Perspective of '2012'
« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2009, 08:22:11 pm »
I was trying to schedule an appointment with some of my coworkers, and their calendar planners end on December 31, 2009 and they have not bought updates. (I'm an Iphone kinda guy.) So does that mean there is a prophecy that the world ends on December 31, 2009, or can we speculate that the Mayans similarly wrote out their calendar only so far, and assumed they'd add to it later?

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Re: A Buddhist Perspective of '2012'
« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2009, 09:08:42 pm »
I was trying to schedule an appointment with some of my coworkers, and their calendar planners end on December 31, 2009 and they have not bought updates. (I'm an Iphone kinda guy.) So does that mean there is a prophecy that the world ends on December 31, 2009, or can we speculate that the Mayans similarly wrote out their calendar only so far, and assumed they'd add to it later?

I'm afraid we've got bad news.  The world IS going to actually end on December 31, 2009.

Discuss.
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Re: A Buddhist Perspective of '2012'
« Reply #8 on: December 03, 2009, 09:21:35 pm »
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Re: A Buddhist Perspective of '2012'
« Reply #9 on: December 03, 2009, 09:35:13 pm »
I was trying to schedule an appointment with some of my coworkers, and their calendar planners end on December 31, 2009 and they have not bought updates. (I'm an Iphone kinda guy.) So does that mean there is a prophecy that the world ends on December 31, 2009, or can we speculate that the Mayans similarly wrote out their calendar only so far, and assumed they'd add to it later?


I'm afraid we've got bad news.  The world IS going to actually end on December 31, 2009.

Discuss.

OK does that mean...

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Re: A Buddhist Perspective of '2012'
« Reply #10 on: December 04, 2009, 01:27:30 pm »
Thorny, cheezburg away!
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Re: A Buddhist Perspective of '2012'
« Reply #11 on: March 23, 2010, 11:36:32 am »
nah... I think the alienz will come home.

They aren't going to steal all our Earth women again are they?  What's wrong with their women?  (Other than the fact that they're giant egg-laying monsters.)  Giant egg-laying monsters need love too.  :hug:
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Re: A Buddhist Perspective of '2012'
« Reply #12 on: March 24, 2010, 05:49:51 am »
Oh no, not something else to worry about.. :lmfao:


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Re: A Buddhist Perspective of '2012'
« Reply #13 on: March 24, 2010, 01:29:34 pm »



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Sergeant Schultz was onto something.

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Re: A Buddhist Perspective of '2012'
« Reply #14 on: March 26, 2010, 02:49:18 am »



A Hedgehog is Never Safe


 :lmfao:  It's true though, we hedgehogs love catfood and the cats just have to sit and watch us eat it because of our prickly spines and the fact that cats are mostly wimps anyway :teehee:

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