reply to post by rusty1212
thats not the only thing...
Oh boy, here we go. Alright, what else do you have?
also the kenya connection
And what, pray tell, IS
the Kenyan connection? The only thing that the article says, is that a supposed
appeared, very briefly, in Kenya back in 1988. However, if you visit the Website
for Maitreya, you'll
find that the Kenyan moment was just one of his supposed
various other mysteries
What specific mysteries are you referencing here?
The only mystery I can see, is why a Buddhist figure (Maitreya) would at all matter to Jews, Christians, Muslims, Hindus, and others' who don't
believe in Buddhist philosophy.
In fact, all modern Maitreya claims are inherently false. The prophecy of Maitreya is this
prophecy of the arrival of Maitreya references a time when the Dharma
will have been forgotten..."
Near as I can tell, the Theravada, Mahayana, and Zen schools of Buddhism are all still alive and well. Also, the Dharma
has not been forgotten.
In fact, I know the Dharma
. It consists of escaping the chain of dependent origination, by waking up to the 4 Noble Truths, and living a
purposeful life through mastering the Eight-fold Path to Enlightenment.
So, the true
Maitreya cannot be among us.
i know it sounds crazy
Yes, it does.
but we live in crazy times
No, we don't. That's just a subjective opinion. Try living in Pompeii during volcano week. Or in ancient Mesopotamia during the Persian conquest.
Maybe in World War 2 era France, or post-war Germany. How about living in the last days of the Aztec empire?
We're by no means living in a "crazy time," what with our clean water; sturdy houses, apartments, and buildings; the availability of imported,
homegrown, and homogenized goods; the freedom to express ourselves, worship freely, and be anything we want; the advancement of the internet,
satellite radio, Ipods and laptops; vaccinations for horrible diseases, sterile food, antiseptics; automobiles and planes. Life is anything but crazy.
We're lazy, and hand-fed these days.
~ Wandering Scribe