When it comes to ones belief in the metaphysical or the religious, what matters most…
That which IS, or that which you believe to be?
[via theepochtimes] According to Buddhist scriptures, there is a flower called the Udumbara flower, which blossoms once every 3,000 years. Udumbara is a Sanskrit word; it means “an auspicious flower from heaven.” The appearance of Udumbara blossoms is a sign of the arrival of the Holy King Who Turns the Wheel, rectifying the Dharma in the world.
Volume 8 of the Buddhist scripture “Huilin Phonetics and Interpretation” writes: “The Udumbara flower is the product of propitious and supernatural phenomena; it is a celestial flower and does not exist in the mundane world. If a Tathagata or the King of the Golden Wheel appears in the human world, this flower will appear due to his great virtue and blessings.”
Buddhist scriptures also recorded that the Holy King Who Turns the Wheel is an ideal king who will rule the world not through force but through justice. Regardless of one’s religious affiliation—Buddhism, Christianity, Confucianism, and so on—anyone who offers compassion to others will have the opportunity to meet the Holy King Who Turns the Wheel. [Read More of the mythology HERE!]
For what is “truth” really…
Other than the acknowledgement, our FAITH?
Drawn out through our very perceptions.
[via cnngo] The latest must-see botanical expo in Seoul is at a tiny convenience store in Mapo-dong.
Korean news outlets are reporting that an udumbara — a legendary flower in Buddhist literature believed to bloom once every 3,000 years — has sprouted at a humble Family Mart.
Store manager Kim Jong-woo was cleaning when he spotted the 17 tiny flowers (What does 17 mean in numerology?) growing on the window.
He recognized the flowers, he said, from images on television.
One of the most-searched keywords of Wednesday was “udumbara,” and Family Mart reports that the foot traffic to the Mapo Joongang branch has been explosive.
“A lot of sick people have been coming in to see the flowers,” Kim told CNNGo. “They sit in front of the flowers and some of them say they feel better afterwards.”
In the Lotus Sutra, the udumbara flower is used to reference how rare it is to meet a Buddha, and is also discussed in the context of enlightenment. [Read More]
What is true for one?
Is not always true for another, because you see…
[via Wikipedia] Relativism is the concept that points of view have no absolute truth or validity, having only relative, subjective value according to differences in perception and consideration. The term is often used to refer to the context of moral principle, where in a relativistic mode of thought, principles and ethics are regarded as applicable in only limited context. There are many forms of relativism which vary in their degree of controversy. The term often refers to truth relativism, which is the doctrine that there are no absolute truths, i.e., that truth is always relative to some particular frame of reference, such as a language or a culture (cf. cultural relativism). Another widespread and contentious form is moral relativism. [Read More]