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Buddism is not Maditation,It is just a part or a tool for Buddish to follow to end of suffering. Meditation have both side Positive and Negative . Budda show how to…..Read Budda phylosophy from Tripitaka ,the original .
Buddism is not Maditation,It is a aprt or a tool for Buddish to follow to end of suffering. Meditation have both side Positive and Negative . Budda show how to…..Read Budda taught from Tripitaka ,the original phylosophy.
The definition of Buddhism for me. Very well said.
I really enjoyed reading this, but it wasn’t entirely new to me.
I have dipped into many a section of James Austin’s _Zen and the Brain_ (2001?) and been transformed by what I found. Backing up spiritual training with neuroscience is my cup of tea! Highly recommended for anyone wanting to read Wright’s book, too.
Gautam Budha was a Hindu and ‘Nirvana’, ‘Karma’, ‘Dhyan (Meditation)’ and ‘Punarjanm (reincarnation) are basically Hindu concepts.
AN INTRODUCTION TO BUDDHISM, by Peter Harveyp 14-5: “The republic [of the Sakka people] was not Brahmanized, and rule was by council of householdheads, perhaps qualified by age or social standing. Gotama was born to one of these rulers, so that he described himself as a Ksatriya when talking to Brahmins, and later traditions saw him as the son of a king.”
THERAVADA BUDDHISM by Richard Gombrich (49-50): “Buddha came from a community called (in Sanskrit) Sakyas . . . This fact is of great historical importance, because according to the Buddha … he modeled the organization of his Sangha on that of such a communities as his own. Historians usually call these communities ‘tribes’, but I am wary of that term, which corresponds to no word in Sanskrit or Pali. ‘Tribe’ evokes an isolated community with no socially structured inequailty. The Sakyas seem not to have had a varna [color/caste] system but they did have servants. They were isolated to the extent that were self-governing, and their polity was a form not envisaged in brahminical theory.”
When we have not looked for ourselves what is true, our assumptions are false!
Chidambra: The Buddha was initially influenced by Hindu teachers from whom he learned how to calm his mind and go into deep calm mind-states. The Hindus thought that this was enlightenment. But the Buddha felt that there has to be something beyond calming the mind, because these calm states are only temporarily and besides he had many unanswered questions. This lead him to a ‘quest for truth’ where he strived for many years – this eventually lead him to understood the nature of the mind (consciousness) which he described in great detail. Hindus may have incorporated this teaching to their own understanding later on in history. However, I find Hindu teachings are often presented using vague terms and abstract language. Buddhist teachings on the other hand are very straightforward and also do not make any assumptions – therefore, they can be understood by anyone who has an open mind.
Great. This while Buddhists are ethnically cleansing the Rohingya. Very enlightened.
Tyler, That’s where you go? Open your mind, don’t slam the door.
Hi Tyler: The Buddha made it clear that one doesn’t become a Buddhist merely by the label. Even for monks, he said that merely wearing robes does not fulfill the role of being a monks. So, if someone is not trying to protect the five precepts – the person cannot even be called a “Buddhist.” The following stanza from the sutras makes it clear that it is the ACTIONS that are important:
“Birth makes not a man an outcast,
Birth makes not a man a brahmin;
Action makes a man an outcast,
Action makes a man a brahmin.”
Regarding decoupling Buddhism from things like reincarnation, nirvana and karma: this is not necessary because all this can be clearly understood within the descriptions of ‘consciousness’ in Buddhism. Check out the article titled “Theoretical Foundations to Guide Mindfulness Meditation: A Path to Wisdom.” Current Psychology (2017). MindRxiv research repository article link: https://mindrxiv.org/mfs63/
I agree, KDN. I have developed a little experimental knowledge of what you are saying and have read collaborating explanations from several different authors and teachers. It is awfully difficult to explain it to others.