Buddha & Spirituality

Today is Buddha Purnima. Buddha means enlightened one but Buddhism is considered the most pessimistic religion in the world. Practicing self-denial and being ascetic like buddha, you would be the most pessimist human on the earth. But in our world what we consider pessimism is the principal mantra of being happy in Buddhism. Now, what we are seeing as Buddhism is not the actual practice of Buddhism. Buddha didn’t proclaim himself as god neither he preached any new religion. He just denied believing in one of the most fundamental rules of Vedas. He found a new way using old existing techniques to be enlightened and to conjugate with the supreme being. In Hinduism, at that time it was said that the life cycle of a living being is circular. Heaven and Hell are not any permanent places you can live in. You are part of God but your soul never will be as pure or you will never absolve your soul from all sins that you can conjugate with the absolute soul. Siddhartha didn’t like these words of Vedas. He practiced yoga and Samana in such a way that the purpose of human life is only to be a pilgrim/monk whose main goal is to get moksha/nirvana after death. After enlightenment, Siddhartha said that the life cycle is not circular rather it’s a spiral and we must decrease the radius and fall into the center to get nirvana or to conjugate with the supreme being. And these thoughts challenged Hinduism so much that It declined abruptly and was about to extinct. But as Sanatan means “old eternal truth which can be modified with time” that saved Hinduism at that time. Bhagavad Gita brought a new word moksha which is similar to nirvana. In this way, Hindus also found a way to get moksha or get a chance to conjugate with the supreme being (absolute soul). Thus Hinduism acknowledged Buddha as their avatar but never acknowledged Buddhism. That’s how both Buddha and Krishna became famous by preaching the inner descending spiral path.
Happy Buddha Purnima.
Get Nirvana/Moksha
Let there be peace. 🙏
(The picture was taken at Ravangla Tibetan Buddhist Monastery, South Sikkim, India. It is a 130 ft. tall copper-built statue.)
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