Buddha says: “Not only by discipline and vows, not only by much learning, do I earn the happiness of release which no worldling* can know. Bhikkhu, be not confident as long as thou hast not attained the extinction of thirst. The extinction of evil desire is the highest religion”. Verse- 48: Chapter – 48:THE DHAMMAPADA.
*One who is absorbed by worldly pursuits and pleasures.
Paarsurrey: Atheism/Agnosticism/Skepticism do not promote extinction of evil desire from the self rather they promote it. Hence, they don’t belong to Buddha and Buddha does not belong to them.
Are you becoming Buddhist now?
Islam is not your preferred faith any more?
Beware!! They'll get you for that!
No; I am not becoming a Buddhist. I am an Ahmadi peaceful Muslim as before. I defend Buddha as I defend Jesus.
Christians don't follow Jesus when they talk of Trinity; the same way when the Buddhists or Buddhism says that Buddha did not believe in the Creator God; when they say it they are totally wrong.
Think the problem is not "worldly pursuits and pleasures", but rather the source of the decision making, as decided by the true self, or by influence of others. I am a guru so I do what I want. I am a guru so I do what people expect a guru to do.
by paarsurrey6 years ago
Hi friendsWhat was the source of Buddha's wisdom?ThanksI am an Ahmadi peaceful Muslim
by paarsurrey7 years ago
Hi friendsI understand that he spoke in a language which was only spoken; while the Buddhist canon is in Pali which was only written and no more spoken widely.Any opinions, pleaseThanksI am an Ahmadi peaceful Muslim
by cakedew5 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...
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