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I read somewhere that Buddha explained the beginning of the Universe much the same way that scientist have. ?

I read somewhere that Buddha explained what is know the big bang theory. Is this true and where can I find it?
What I meant was: Buddha was asked about the start of the Universe, and what he said matches what scientist have come up with as the Big Bang.

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Who cares about the Origin of the Universe. Though you know, what will you benefit? Buddha did talk about Universe completely, but he thought it is rubbish knowledge. To illustrate this, the Buddha related the parable of a man who was shot by a poisoned arrow. This foolish man refused to have the arrow removed until he was told who shot the arrow, what he looks like, the kind of wood the arrow was made of and so on. The Buddha said that before the man could learn such information, he would be dead. Similarly, our immediate task is to… Read more »

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I have mentioned it once or twice on Yahoo answers that Buddha had indicated in his teachings that the Universe pretty much created in a way as explained by Big Bang theory. “In the Aganna Sutta, The Buddha describes the universe being destroyed and then re-evolving into its present form over a period of countless millions of years. The first life formed on the surface of the water and again, over countless millions of years, evolved from simple into complex organisms. All these processes are without beginning or end, and are set in motion by natural causes.” It was mentioned… Read more »

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I don’t think the Buddha would even bother to explain even if he knows where the Physical Universe comes from. What matters that it exist…do not be attached on something so insignificant… Imagine a flea too worried about its world…the dogs skin…where as the dog is not even a Cosmic Dust in relation with the physical Universe. But at some degree they are both important, and are part of the Absolutes. That is why Buddha refuse to answer it…because it doesn’t benefit the soul transcendence. The Hows and Whys are matters of the Universe. The What Ifs are not a… Read more »

Scott the Sexy Scout
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Scott the Sexy Scout

Any Deity claiming to have created existence would be comparable to knowing the “Big Bang” theory. Existence wasn’t present until the singularity occurred.

Everard G
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Everard G

Buddhism came outa Hinduism which pre-dates any other ‘religion’ except for the Australian Aboriginal Dreamtime. http://www.hindusarise.com/timeline.htm “ACCORDING TO ASTRO­PHYSICIST Carl Sagan, the age of the universe is somewhere around 12-billion-years-old. The Hindu tradition has a day and night of Brahma in this range, somewhere in the region of 8.4 billion years. Dr. Sagan said, “As far as I know, India is the only ancient religious tradition on the Earth which talks about the right time scale. In the West, people have the sense that what is natural is for the universe to be a few thousand years old, and that… Read more »

Pixie-Pax(((DebraM)))
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Pixie-Pax(((DebraM)))

Is this what you are thinking of?
http://www.parami.org/buddhistanswers/origin_of_the_world.htm

You can also read The Tao of Physics, The Quantum and the Lotus or The Universe in a Single Atom for more thoughts on how physics and Eastern philosophy merge.

Templar6
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Templar6

Yes. It will take a little digging because it is essentially an esoteric teaching. It has to do with the manvantara’s and the “day’s and nights of brahma” try googling those words…

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Hun-Ahau, El Tecolote

The Buddha was silent whenever anybody asked him about the origin of the universe or of life. And the actual Buddhist cosmological theories that were developed later by Buddhist monks were inconsistent with the astronomical data of their own times. EDIT: To reiterate, the Buddha never said anything himself about the origin of the universe or of life. It wasn’t important to him. The later cosmological theories were developed by his disciples after his death, and they are in no way are scientific. They are meant as metaphors for what Buddhas and arhats see. EDIT 2: Oh, no, there apparently… Read more »

Super Atheist
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Super Atheist

Every religion seems to believe that if you use some rather odd definitions of words, their holy writing describes everything from the discovery of iron to human embryology.

They don’t.

Jeff
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Jeff

cant see how he could have come up with that…but its possible he had a similar theory

No Chance Without Jesus
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No Chance Without Jesus

IDK but they must be smoking the same crack