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Brahma is the creator of God, not God himself. Buddhist Cosmogony
Each in a series of worlds starts after the contraction
of a previous world.
The first humans were luminous, formless beings
born from the Abharassa Brahmas.
born The greedy and curious humans tasted the earth
The and noticed how delicious it was. They lost their
radiance and slowly changed into normal humans.
radiance The sun, moon, and stars then became visible and
The day and night began
day Buddhist Cosmogony, cont’d.
Humans start noticing differences among themselves,
and the beautiful people made fun of the ugly ones.
Males and females became distinct and began to be
preoccupied with each other, causing sexual desire.
People were scorned for having sex in public, so they
built houses for privacy. Shinto (Japanese) Cosmogony
Out of primordial chaos, a succession of seven generations of
gods (kami) arose.
The first kami ordered the seventh generation of kami, Izagani
(brother) and Izanami (sister), to create the universe based on
Truth, Reason, and Principle.
Izagani and Izanami became husband and wife. Izagani plunged
his spear into an infinite body of water and when he drew it
out, the Japanese...
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- Fall '10