There is nothing most valuable object in this world or heaven that can similar to Buddha or his teaching. That is the truth every human should realized.
The Buddha was a person of wisdom, purity, and compassion. Theravada is the real Buddhism that Buddha taught us.
Lots of them talking about Buddha. But sad thing is they haven't any idea about Buddha or his teaching. They just put their idea with their little imagination.
“Though one should live a hundred years
Not seeing Dhamma Supreme,
Yet better is life for a single day
seeing Dhamma Supreme.”
Buddha was truly wise, I think, because the knowledge he possessed transcends all levels of understanding. You could spend a lifetime learning from the teachings and never attain that level of enlightenment. He was definitely a spiritual icon.
The thing that you are missing, is that we are all buddhas. He said that but we weren't listenning. Stop thinking of yourself and start thinking of your self. Fight your mind but be mindful. I did not need the teachings of Buddha to discover this, I had only to walk my own path. The solitary path is the path to enlightenment, for one must travel alone in their body. Enlightenment does not require anything special, just a quiet mind and a mindful attitude. We are all buddhas because we all are open to truth, but desire and ego make us see what is not important. I am a christian, is not important. I am a buddhist, is not important. Seeking inner needs and being mindful of the truth, that is important.
I miss many things. I'll admit that. But, you can certainly call yourself a buddha. It's a matter of perception. We all have the potential for full spiritual enlightenment. Whether we attain it, or not, is the question. He did. I have not, nor have I run across anyone I would label as having achieved it.
If I claim to, I have not. It is in admitting it that it becomes true. When you got in trouble as a child and lied about it, you were grounded. When you told the truth, you were rewarded. I only point out the truth and the truth is, we are all enlightened, we just refuse to see it.
We can get enlightened if we struggle and pray
Again, prayer has nothing to do with it. Just quiet the mind. Do not pray for enlightenment, pray for others. Be not selfish in endevour, but be selfless in life. Be still and know that you are.
I don't agree with you. Prayer and struggle are both essential for enlightenment; if one does not believe in prayer to the Creator God; one cannot get enlightened; one is still in the dark.
And because you are clinging to an ouside idea, you will never reach the true enlightenment of the buddha. Be mindful of "YOUR" desire and be slefless with it. Share what"YOU" have, not the words of others. Walk "YOUR" path, because no one else can.
Buddha was not purely human, he was more of a butterfly. Still though, however profound, he is still subjective, and "sad thing is they haven't any idea about Buddha or his teaching. They just put their idea with their little imagination".
Instead of conjecture. Why not read the Upanishads and the Baghivad Ghita? Why not read the apochripha and the bible? You seem to think that you have all the answers. Give up your desire to know and just be. That was the teaching of Buddha. I was a buddhist at one point, but it was not my path. My path is my path and no veda, no sutra and no mantra will help me walk it. I must walk my path alone and while I can teach people to do so, it does not mean that I have accomplished anything. In this sense, that we walk alone, we are all buddhas. Our enlightenment is the only thing that matters. Why be part of a group? it does not make you special. Why know things? It only makes one arrogant. Just be, that was the teaching of Buddha.
Are you angry with me? I just said Buddha's ideas are subjective. He was a Kshatriya whose duty was to cut people's throats. Did he observe his duties? Have you ever read Baghivad Ghita? Tell me what it says!
Krishna asks warrior Arjun who is reluctunt to kill his family members in a war. Krishna says "Life can not be slain! Life is not slain!" -and rationalizes his cruelty.
No one is right, except Buddha. That was funny.
I am not angry, I am but trying to get you to think for your self as opposed to for yourself. I care enough about all of you to show you something. If you do not want it, say so and I will leave you be.
Not that way. I actually love your presence. I have dealt with a lot of nasty sockpuppets and trolls here. I love now anything which does not bite!
You definitely have some gifts, and I don't know where I may find you in future. You show promise. You show affection. Welcome to hubpages?
I find my peace in my poetry. After that, I love to discuss with like-minded people. We can go to a bar and have wine and make philosophies about life. Christ and Buddha will tremble in heaven!
I like you too. In fact I love evryone, no matter how misguided they may seem. I guess this is my curse and my gift. I enjoy talking, that is the gift. I love caring for others, that is the curse.
It may seem like a curse when directed to those who do not deserve that precious gift. I went through a lot of darkness in my life (lot of which was self-created as it seems now), and I came to understand that often people need nothing more than food, a roof, and love from another human being.
When one is dying, he asks for nothing. He only asks you to be nice to him for a passing while. Love and kindness is all that we need. We can rationalize the gods later on.
Love is the best that we can offer others. It's our highest treasure. Am I sounding too unreal?
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