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Messiah Returning? Mysterious Flower Blooms Once Every 3,000 Years Marking Return of Holy King (Video)

Saturday, October 1, 2016 17:44
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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.

A Telegraph article from 2010,  reported the appearance of the rare “Udumbara” flower, which according to Buddhist scripture blossoms every 3000 years before the coming of the next Buddha or Tathagata.

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A nun, Miao Wei, found the cluster of 18 rare white flowers under a washing machine.

A few years back a Chinese farmer, Mr. Ding, also found a cluster of 38 of these flowers growing on a steel pipe in his garden.

A similar phenomenon appeared at Chonggye-sa Temple in Seoul where the flower blossomed on the Buddha’s statue’s forehead.

An Urban Legend article, Flowers Growing on Steel? I Beg to Differ suggests that these are possibly lacewing eggs.

“After the lacewing larvae emerge, the empty egg membranes become ghostly white. After emergence of all larvae, the debris that remains consists of a few bright green non-viable eggs, white empty eggs and, usually, some brownish fecal material.”

In this particular case, Miao Wei, who thought at first they were eggs noticed after a few days, they bloomed and had a “fragrant scent”.

What is Udumbara?

The name is used in Buddhist scripture to refer to a mythical tree that is said to bloom only once every 3,000 years, or an exceedingly rare flower. However there is an actual udumbara or udumbara tree, which is the ficus racemosa, a wild fig tree found in the Himalayan foothills. Some sources give ficus glomerata as the name of the species. In English, it is called the cluster-fig tree.

Ostensibly the blossom of this tree is not easy to detect.

Udumbara is also used for a configuration of the eggs laid by the lacewing insect that is used for divinatory purposes. “

From the Digital Tibetan Buddhist Altar website:

“The Udumbara flower (ficus racemosa) is a small flower of the Cluster Fig. In Buddhism, it is a metaphor for that which is supernaturally rare. In the summer of 2007, it began blossoming at various places in the world, most notably Taiwan and California.”

The “Bodhi Tree” under which Gautama Buddha attained enlightenment was a large and very old sacred fig tree (ficus religiosa) located in Bihar and may have been the Udumbara tree according to both the Digha Nikaya and Buddhavamsa.

“The udumbara flower of the ficus racemosa tree also appears in chapters 2 and 27 of the 3rd century Lotus Sutra, an important Buddhist text. The symbolic nature of the udumbara is used in the Lotus Sutra to compare the unique occurrence of its bloom with the uncommon appearance of the Buddha and its doctrine in the world:

All Buddhas come into the world
But rarely, and are hard to meet;
And when they appear in the world,
It’s hard for them to speak the Dharma.
Throughout countless ages, too,
It’s difficult to hear this Dharma.
And those who can hear this Dharma–
Such people too, are rare,
Like the udumbara flower,
In which all take delight,
Which the gods and humans prize,
For it blooms but once in a long, long time.
So one who hears this Dharma, gives joyful praise,
With even just a single word,
Has thereby made offerings,
To all the Buddhas of the three periods of time.
Such people are extremely rare.
Rarer than the udumbara flower…

“Chapter Two: Expedient Devices”. Lotus Sutra. Buddhist Text Translation Society.

Udumbara and Equality

Buddha also refers to the Udumbara tree when he describes how a member of any caste system can achieve the same quality of spiritual emancipation.

He says:

“Suppose that a man, taking dry sala wood, were to generate a fire and make heat appear. And suppose that another man, taking dry saka (teak?) wood … another man, taking dry mango wood … another man, taking dry fig [udumbara] wood, were to generate a fire and make heat appear. Now what do you think, great king: among those fires generated from different kinds of wood, would there be any difference between the glow …, the color …, the radiance of one and the radiance of another?”

The King answers:
“No, Lord.

Buddha says:
“In the same way, great king, in the power that is kindled by persistence and generated by exertion, I say that there is no difference with regard to the release of one and the release of another.”

Source Beautifulmind.com and YouTube

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  • Maybe it’s the cure for some kind of disease or eternal life

    • b4

      your an idiot

  • Yes, I’m the Messiah.
    Now is the moment of the end days.
    Join me and be saved.

    • You are a false messiah. Jesus Loves You, Vote for the Fuhrer!

      Messiahs can do miracles thats one of the perks of being a Messiah. Lets see a video of you doing some miracles to show you are the Messiah.

      • I’m not attacking a fellow reporter klike Jeffrey Pritchett because that’s forbidden by our BeforeItsNews TOS.
        I’m careful to make that clear I’m not attacking or even speaking to him.
        So, that’s done. I’ve “been there done that”.

        Now, below I’ll blast the false christs who deny I’m the Messiah.
        They’re mentally ill people who have been trolling me for years.

        • This is not addressed to Jeffrey Pritchett: I don’t speak to him as he’s a fellow reporter and we’re barred from personal attacks on fellow reporters by BIN TOS.
          The false christs who support the Antichrist Obama will abound in the end days said Jesus.
          Jesus said to not follow such evil people who claim to speak in Jesus’ name.
          Anyone claiming to be the truth and to know the way in the end times will be Satanical and evil said Jesus.
          Jesus said no Christians would be saved in the end times and he’d not return as a Christian.
          I’m not saying I speak in Jesus’ name but I’m revealing the miracle sent from heaven of the lottery draw of 666 that came up in his homestate the day after his election.

          Those who come and say they know who Jesus is are liars.
          Those who suport Clinton are false christs.
          Clinton’s dad Hugh Rodham was the Mob don who took over Al Capone’s mob -empire.
          Trump’s a birther and Hillary was so too until she made a deal with and caved in to Obama.

          The truth about Antichrist Obama must be revealed.

          I repeat that I’m not going to get drawn into talking to Jeffrey Pritchett because it’s forbidden by our BIN TOS.

          I’m the Messiah and those who deny it are false messiahs/false prophets/false christs.
          Turn from them said Jesus.

          My miracle-power is to reveal the Antichrist and break the Apocalypse.
          I’m doing that.
          So turn away from the liars who troll me since years now.
          The truth will get out because I have no plans of cutting any deals with Satan and his Minions.

        • If you really were concerned about TOS here you wouldn’t come on my posts and provoke me with your horseshattery.

          • “come on my posts and provoke me with your horseshattery ”

            Not the kind of miracle most would task a would be messiah with but to each their own. :eek:

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        • I bet BIN comes after you with a TOS violation for pretending not to harass Mr. Pritchett…

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