Dear Dhamma Friends:     Last updated on 2014/2558 9 8, a full moon day;

Buddha in the Agganna Sutta gives us the evolution of mankind many millions
of world cycles in the past。 

This sutta provides a detail description of the origin of the human kind and
the planet earth。At the beginning known as world contraction, the human
ancestry started with the living beings born from the Abhassara Brahmas。
(the same as said in the Abhidhamma) After some long period feeding on the
earth soils, the Brahma lost their body radiance and slowly changed in their
body features。 Then, the sun and moon started to appear in the firmament to
start day and night time on earth。 Then, every one looks the same。 there was
no gender, only asexual。 Later, after some long period, sex organs were
formed on their body。 And the women became excessively preoccupied with the
men, and the men with the women。 Owing to this excessive preoccupation with
each other, passion was aroused, and their bodies burnt with lust。 And later
because of this burning, they indulged in sexual activity。 Trees appeared
and rice was available freely。  This description of the beginning of mankind
is so different from the modern theory of human evolution。

Ananta Metta

Maung Paw