पूजा च पूजनीयानं , एतं मङ्गल मुत्तमं। (Worship A Person Who’s Worthy Of Your Worship)

The earlier post emphasised on the beliefs of Christianity and Islam. In this post…well, you’ll find that out.

How can the personality of the messengers of God affect our lives? Can their lifestyles, their morals & their tolerance for Non-Believers affect us? In what way? Let us find out, together.

  1. This post came up solely after stumbling upon the section where Lord Buddha attained enlightenment. The moment where not just him, but the whole world got enlightened. Birds chirping around joyously in the thick forest in Gaya, and the trees swaying their branches so as to let the beautiful flowers of Ficus religiosa fall upon the lotus shaded feet as though in benevolence to him; Oh! What a beautiful site it must have been!
  2. The search for the cause and the solution to the prevalent suffering were now known to one. But were people ready to accept it?, thought Buddha. The Vedic religion in those times had its roots embedded deep in the minds of people. Women were denied of liberty to speak and gaining knowledge and so were the untouchables. World was unjust, unfair, and no less than hell. How will people except equality? How will they stop believing in Karma? Moreover, will people accept a religion without God? Buddha thought.
  3. When finally he decided to preach whatever knowledge he’d gained, he started towards Sarnath in search of the five paravrajakas who’d left him after he consumed the bowl of rice offered by Sujatha.
  4. The five paravrajakas after knowing that they were being approached by Lord Buddha sat in resentment. They thought, ‘Siddhartha loves luxury. He shook from the path of asceticism. He’s committed a sin. We won’t welcome him.’
  5. Now, Lord Buddha was in their eyesight. The enlightened figure shone in the bright sun, like lustrous gold. The peaceful smile upon his face, and the radiating aura made their hearts melt. Their anger and hate were subdued by admiration and respect for the enlightened one.
  6. Lord Buddha’s personality reflects the most compassionate heart, a peaceful mind, far away from sorrows, worthless thoughts and worldly desires. He was as calm as stagnant water in a lake. He was human and yet at the same time, so different.
  7. It is important that we have role models in our life, right? So that we know what kind of personality we want to become in future.
  8. Can any religion in this world put forth their missionaries who were just a human being, not the Son of a God, or a “Chosen One” but just any other human being who achieved greatness with sheer hardwork and perspiration? Someone that you, me anyone can become?
  9. No. It’s only Lord Buddha who was just like us, walked upon the earth with us, and died just like we will.
  10. You have the potential to become a Buddha. You have everything you need to become a Buddha. You can find your own answers, you can yourself find the truth.

Next post will be up soon! Thanks for reading this. I plan to put up more questions regarding God and different philosophies all around the world before I continue Buddhism. Stay tuned!

God, Religion

The Believers And The Non-Believers.

What do you mean by Religion? What is it’s role in our lives? Do we need it or not? These are some of the questions frequently asked in the 21st century.

  • Why is it that the 21st century makes believing in God – a little more hesitant thing to do? The most genuine answer may lie in the unanswered questions asked about all the major religions of the world.
  • In this scientific era, we tend to question everything that happens around us. We ask for a proof. And when it comes to religion, it bounds you to completely surrender yourself and not question the existence of Him or authenticity of miracles performed.
  • As we go through the very first verses in the Holy book of Islam – The Quran, we can sense the tinge of spite towards people who wouldn’t believe in His existence.
  • If God created this earth and every single person with his own hands, why would anyone not believe in Him? And because destiny is in His hands, why didn’t he frame the mind of the Non-Believers in a way to believe in Him? Why does he need to punish them and cause the heart disease to grow when he can stop it right from the start? Or is He partial to only some people and has no mercy for the others? Is this an image of an ideal compassionate God?
  • If Jesus could resurrect people from dead, according to the definition of God (it is he who can create a living from dead and dead from living) he was God and not a messiah. And he publicly denies being neither. Anyways, if we believe that he could actually resurrect people, why did the mother of a dead young girl ask Ian Wilmult to bring her back? Why is it not ethical to use genetics to bring back the dead and ethical for Jesus to do that? He says,” You shall love the Lord with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind” if he could have reframed it as – You shall love every living creature on this earth with all your heart and with all your soul… We wouldn’t be facing evils like corruption, terrorism, etc.
  • The world could have been a better place to live in, if He was as compassionate and moral as he claims to be because according to almost every religious text, He is the one who has created us.
  • http://www.comereason.org/religious-exclusivism.asp