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The Buddha... This guy is better than any gods

  1. profile image52
    cakedewposted 6 years ago

    He better because he ask you to think not just follow the book like other gods.

    His teaching below:-
    Don't believe in anything simply because you heard it.
    Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations.
    Do not believe in anything because it is spoken and rumored by many.
    Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your religious books.
    Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders.
    But after observation and analysis, you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept and live up to it.

    1. couturepopcafe profile image61
      couturepopcafeposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      This is the way we should all live, IMO.  It's probably safe to say that many who follow Buddha do so because he is revered and do not actually live the teachings he so loved.

      1. redmachine76 profile image64
        redmachine76posted 6 years agoin reply to this

        yup... Buddhist look very interesting to me...

      2. profile image52
        cakedewposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        no others god come close to this guy in term of compassions

        1. couturepopcafe profile image61
          couturepopcafeposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          I'm sure it was a mispeak, but you said 'no other gods' as if Buddha were a god.

    2. pennyofheaven profile image78
      pennyofheavenposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      In addition he should have included.....that nothings fixed and always changes

    3. LookingForWalden profile image58
      LookingForWaldenposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Does anyone know if Buddha really said these things?

      1. pennyofheaven profile image78
        pennyofheavenposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Not in those words but pretty much close.

      2. profile image52
        cakedewposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        i don't thing there are any prove of buddha said this, it's just something written in buddist book. Like there are no way to prove that what in koran or bible is actually said by jesus or mohamed.

        1. couturepopcafe profile image61
          couturepopcafeposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          But you're correct about the general idea that we explore and think for ourselves.  I don't know who came first but that was also the philosophy of Socrates.  Today, we have the added problem of sooomuchinformation that we really need to be on top of that mountain to get any real focus.  Isolating the mind and body from outside influence was key to Buddha's discovery of self.

          1. profile image52
            cakedewposted 6 years agoin reply to this

            inspiring philosophy

      3. redmachine76 profile image64
        redmachine76posted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Since all the happiness and suffering of this life arise from previous actions, do not blame others.

        All happiness comes from the blessings of your Spiritual Guide, therefore always repay his kindness.

        Since you cannot tame the minds of others until you have tamed your own, begin by taming your own mind.

        Since you will definitely have to depart without the wealth you have accumulated, do not accumulate negativity for the sake of wealth.

        Distracting enjoyments have no essence, therefore sincerely practice giving.

        Always keep pure moral discipline for it leads to beauty in this life and happiness hereafter.

    4. profile image51
      kakiktvposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I tought all Religion just ask you to believe in the book... First time heart of religion that ask you to think for yourself. Good to know that... not all bad with some religion...

      1. pennyofheaven profile image78
        pennyofheavenposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Not all. Our beliefs became pagan when colonization occurred. We suddenly had multiple Gods and a whole host of  worshiping rituals. Much was lost in translation which couldn't be helped. When you have a writer that is christian he will always try to relate what he is told to his own frame of references.

        1. profile image51
          kakiktvposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          good to know

    5. magodis profile image70
      magodisposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Buddha is not a god and he is just a human being. He preached a good phylosophy from what he learnt from other ancient views. It is a very good and practical approach to follow.

    6. profile image51
      kakiktvposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      So in buddism... you to heaven or hell based on what u believe or what you do?

    7. redmachine76 profile image64
      redmachine76posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      God in Buddhism - The refutation[1] of the notion of a supreme God or a prime mover is seen by many as a key distinction between Buddhism and other religions. In Buddhism the sole aim of spiritual practice is the complete alleviation of stress in samsara,[2][3] called nirvana. The Buddha explicitly rejects a creator,[4] denies endorsing any views on creation[5] and states that questions on the origin of the world are worthless.[6][7] Some theists beginning Buddhist meditation believe that the notion of divinity is not incompatible with Buddhism,[8] but belief in a Supreme God is eminently considered to pose a hindrance to the attainment of nirvana,[9] the highest goal of Buddhist practice.[10] --Source:- wikipedia

    8. redmachine76 profile image64
      redmachine76posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles. Then the victory is yours. It cannot be taken from you, not by angels or by demons, heaven or hell.

    9. profile image58
      paarsurreyposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Buddha was a wise-human being; he did not claim to be a god; so why make his comparison with the Creator God.

      1. profile image58
        paarsurreyposted 6 years agoin reply to this
    10. redmachine76 profile image64
      redmachine76posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      One more good thing about budhha, Buddhism does not advocate killing for any reason, and certainly not solely on the basis of belief.

  2. Greek One profile image76
    Greek Oneposted 6 years ago

    too fat for my liking

    1. redmachine76 profile image64
      redmachine76posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      haha good one..

    2. redmachine76 profile image64
      redmachine76posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      but joke aside a find myself agreed to his opinion that we should think for ourself not simply follow.

    3. redmachine76 profile image64
      redmachine76posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Ten Precepts :-
          Refrain from killing living things.
          Refrain from stealing.
          Refrain from un-chastity (sensuality, sexuality, lust).
          Refrain from lying.
          Refrain from taking intoxicants.
          Refrain from taking food at inappropriate times (after noon).
          Refrain from singing, dancing, playing music or attending entertainment programs (performances).
          Refrain from wearing perfume, cosmetics and garland (decorative accessories).
          Refrain from sitting on high chairs and sleeping on luxurious, soft beds.
          Refrain from accepting money.

    4. profile image52
      cakedewposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      where u get the idea he is FAT?

  3. LookingForWalden profile image58
    LookingForWaldenposted 6 years ago

    Yeah I meant the book, I wasn't arguing if what was in the book was really written by him.

  4. formosangirl profile image80
    formosangirlposted 6 years ago

    Buddhism gives a person a lot of wisdom, confidence and hope. Nichiren Daishonin continues the teaching by concluding that the Lotus Sutra is the ultimate teaching. One of the largest Nichiren Daishonin Buddhist organization is called Soka Gakkai International.

  5. paradigmsearch profile image91
    paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago

    http://www.neh.gov/news/humanities/2010-03/images/Enlightenment.jpg

    1. redmachine76 profile image64
      redmachine76posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      wise pic

  6. profile image0
    brotheryochananposted 6 years ago

    He better because he ask you to think not just follow the book like other gods.

    Christianity also asks a person to think, in fact, to critically think. God says, "prove me". God asks for relationship.

    His teaching below:-
    Don't believe in anything simply because you heard it.
    and buddha told us this did he?

    Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations.
    Not overly wise, but useful

    Do not believe in anything because it is spoken and rumored by many.
    isn't this a repeat of number 1?

    Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your religious books.
    He obviously did not see, Jesus Christ coming on the scene

    Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders.
    zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    But after observation and analysis, you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept and live up to it.
    Seems like everything he said was don't believe anything anybody teaches you and then he sets himself up as a great teacher. lol

    Buddha is older that christianity and everyone says oh we dont believe that jesus actually existed. Those words in the NT are not what Jesus said!
    Yet buddha's words were not written down until 1,000 yrs after his death. The guy didn't even resurrect! And those above sayings are not genius.

    1. pisean282311 profile image60
      pisean282311posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Buddha didnt needed to resurrect...his teachings alone where sufficient for people to believe in his teachings...didnt need marketing stunt ...he lived his full life though he confronted std belief systems of those days...His logic was so powerful that he could convert 80% of India in his days...Buddhism is only religion compatible with science according to Einstein and it would prevail in future days ....

    2. profile image52
      cakedewposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      "The guy didn't even resurrect! And those above sayings are not genius", Your analysis above proved that you are just believer not a thinker. Anyone can believe in god but not everyone can think for them self.

      1. pisean282311 profile image60
        pisean282311posted 6 years agoin reply to this

        quite right....buddha never claimed to be god or god sent yet could think on those lines...if we consider jesus or muhammad or other prophets/messiah/gods who said what buddha said , buddha becomes exceptional since without any divine connection he said what he said...so he becomes as TS says better than any gods...

  7. Midasfx profile image66
    Midasfxposted 6 years ago

    I am frequently reading from the book,  " The teachings of Buddha " and one phrase that has stuck with me is ~

        Fundamentally, everyone has a pure clean mind, but it is usually covered by the defilement and dust of worldly *desires* which have arisen from one's circumstances. This defiled mind is not of the essence of one's nature: something has been added, like an intruded or even a guest in a home, but not it's host.

    I never thought of this before I read the book. Now I try to look at all religions in the sense, that all of our "fundamentally pure minds"  have been covered by the defilement and dust of worldly *desires*. Religion is a worldly desire. This aspect of religion enters our lives like an intruder or a guest in our home. We can happily act independently without this intruder, and to rely on this intruder is an action that has arisen from your circumstances.


    ~ The Four-Fold Truth

    1 Life on earth is suffering
    2 Suffering is generated by desire
    3 The extinction of *desires* involves the extinction of suffering
    4 The extinction of of desire ( and therefore of suffering ) is the outcome of a righteous life.

  8. whoisbid profile image75
    whoisbidposted 6 years ago

    You can find equivalent sayings like this in most religions i.e. Islam, Christianity and Judaism as an example

    1. pisean282311 profile image60
      pisean282311posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      right but buddha never claimed to be god or god sent...others do claim that their faith is through god...this makes buddha as exceptional human being...without any divine help he did what he did...if god gives word its like teacher leaking out exam paper and some one tops out of it, whats the big deal...Buddha is like sharp student who didnt wait for paper to get leak and topped...

      1. profile image52
        cakedewposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        faith

 
working