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Maya, mother of the Buddha
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David Dalton
2018-11-14 05:46:23 UTC
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From https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maya_(mother_of_the_Buddha) :

"In Buddhist tradition Maya died soon after the birth of Buddha, generally
said to be seven days afterwards, and came to life again in a Buddhist
heaven, a pattern that is said to be followed in the births of all
Buddhas.”

In my case my mother died of a heart attack, thought to be related to her
systemic lupus erythematosus, when I was about 1.5 years old. She died in
front of me when she was washing me, but of course I don't remember it.

Also note that in my first mental health ward hospitalization, in September
1991 after my sun stare/naked thorn hill climb/blue rose vision during late
waning crescent moon, there were two psychiatric nurses named Maya. One was
dark-haired and about my then age (27) and I didn't see a lot of her. The
other was radiant and silver-haired and I saw more of her, and she sometimes
would take me for a walk to a nearby artificial waterfall.

So anyway it seems that the early death of the mother is a necessary (but not
sufficient) condition for the son to be a Buddha. I don’t have any evidence
yet that that is also true for Hindu avatars. Also in the case of Jesus that
was not true, unless the Virgin Mary was actually his older sister who raised
him, which is the case for me and my sister Anne.
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David Dalton
2018-11-14 05:53:28 UTC
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Post by David Dalton
"In Buddhist tradition Maya died soon after the birth of Buddha, generally
said to be seven days afterwards, and came to life again in a Buddhist
heaven, a pattern that is said to be followed in the births of all Buddhas."
So I guess it would have to be true for any Maitreya candidate.
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http://www.nfld.com/~dalton/dtales.html Salmon on the Thorns (mystic page)
“I'm sick of sitting 'round here trying to write this book
I need a love reaction/Come on now baby gimme just one look" (B.S.)
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