Sunday, August 26, 2012

Buddhism in a Logical Context

Unlike other religions, lord buddha is not

  • The God
  • An incarnation of God 
  • A messenger of God
Buddha is a normal human being. He was born as a normal child from mother's womb. He suffered from illnesses , and passed away as a common person. He didn't claim any superior powers from external immortal sources. Instead he revealed the ultimate truth in the world. This is not an invention, but a revelation.  He admitted that any human being ( and only a human being ) can become Buddha. This made humans the most superior in the universe. Therefore, humans needn't dependent upon so called superiors.

His base of teaching is one is one's refuge. Buddha revealed the path to freedom. That is the end of the death and life cycle (in simple terms ). It's up to you to understand and learn to reach the ultimate goal Nibbana

The freedom of thought is highly valued and appreciated in Buddhism. There is nothing hidden from the disciples. This is very important because thee ultimate realization of truth is all about clearing doubts in the path. trivially, it should all be logical and questionable.In Kalama Suttra buddha preached that disciple should not be led by reports, traditions or hearsay. As long as it will help you to attain Nibbana, it can be queried and understood in a logical context. 

In the last moment in his life, also Buddha asked disciples to ask any questions which they needed to clarify. Further he told if someone reluctant to ask such questions in this last moment, let their friends know and ask via them. As said, this is also a good example where Buddha didn't want to hide information.

7 comments:

Vinnie Tan said...

It is just so true that what Buddha has said is based on what will happen daily. Buddha's teaching is something that we can easily relate to no matter how the situation is.

I would like to share an article that has some quotes from Buddha about our daily life style. It helped me to treasure and understand life better. How it would help the readers at this blog as well.
http://blog.tsemtulku.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/and-buddha-spoke-you-should-listen.html

Chris Palmer said...

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Steve Finnell said...

LUCIFER WANTS YOU DRY

Why does Satan want you to stay away from the the watery grave of baptism?

1. Mark 16:16 He who has believed and has been baptized shall be saved; but he who has disbelieved shall be condemned.

Lucifer wants you dry so you cannot be saved.

2. Acts 8:39 When they came up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord snatched Philip away; and the eunuch no longer saw him, but went on his way rejoicing.

Beelzebub wants you dry to prevent you from rejoicing.

3. Acts 22:16 Now why do you delay? Get up and be baptized, and wash away your sins, calling on His name.

The Devil wants you dry so your sins will not be washed away.

4. Galatians 3:27 For all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ.

The prince of darkness wants you dry so you will not be clothed with Christ.

5. Acts 2:41,47 So then, those who had received his word were baptized; and that day there were added about three thousand souls. 47 ...And the Lord was adding to their number day by day those who were being saved.

Satan wants you dry because he does not want you saved and subsequently added to the Lord's church.

6. Romans 6:4 Therefore we have been buried with Him through baptism into death, so that as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, so we too might walk in newness of life.


The prince of devils wants you dry to keep you from walking in a new life with Christ.

7. Romans 6:6 knowing this, that our old self was crucified with Him, in order that our body of sin might be done away with, so that we would no longer be slaves to sin;

Lucifer wants you dry so you will remain a slave to sin.

8. Romans 6:11 Even so consider yourselves to be dead to sin, but alive to God in Christ Jesus.

Beelzebub wants you dry so you cannot be alive to God in Christ Jesus.

9. 1 Peter 3:21 Corresponding to that, baptism now saves you---not the removal of dirt from the flesh , but an appeal to God for a good conscience---through the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

The prince of the devils wants you dry because he does not want you to be saved.

10. Acts 2:38 Peter said to them, "Repent, and each of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

Lucifer wants you dry because he does not want you to have your sins forgiven nor does he want you to receive indwelling gift of the Holy Spirit.

11. Colossians 2:12-13 ..buried with Him in baptism...13 When you were dead in your transgressions and the uncircumcision of your flesh, He made you alive together with Him, having forgiven us all our transgressions.

Beelzebub wants you dry because he does not want your transgressions forgiven.

12. Titus 3:5 He saved us, not on the basis of deeds which we have dine in righteousness, but according to His mercy, by thewashing of regeneration and renewing by the Holy Spirit,

The Devil want you dry so will remain unsaved.

13. John 3:5 Jesus answered, "Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.

The prince of darkness wants you dry in order to keep you from entering the kingdom of God.

14. Ephesians 5:25-27 ...Christ also loved the church and gave Himself up for her, 26 so that He might sanctify her , having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word, 27 that He might present to Himself the church in all her glory , having no spot or wrinkle or any such thing; but that she would be holy and blameless.

Satan wants you dry because he does not want you sanctified, cleansed, nor holy and blameless.

15. Revelation 20:15 And if anyone's name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire.

Lucifer wants you dry because he does not want your name written in the Lamb's book of life.He want you to be thrown into the lake of fire.


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Anonymous said...

Dear friends,

Shocking conflicting news reports which serve to further confuse readers on over nine major Indian news portals are here for you to examine. Who has done this? Of course the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) of Dharamsala which has undermined themselves further. They cannot seem to make up their minds whether their state Dharma protector is the ‘dreaded’ Dorje Shugden or Pelden Hlamo. Do continue reading to see the ‘blunders’ of the CTA if it was a blunder at all. Why has Dorje Shugden suddenly become their state protector? He has been banned by them and his followers not allowed basic social welfare due to religious discrimination. You formulate your opinions on the corrupt administration under the Dalai Lama as many Tibetans have complained:

http://www.dorjeshugden.com/all-articles/features/did-the-cta-make-a-mistake/

Anonymous said...

Hi You might like this Buddhist poem on impermanence
https://www.scribd.com/doc/249000835/Chushing-erotic-poetry

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