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.
- 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!
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.’
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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?
- No. It’s only Lord Buddha who was just like us, walked upon the earth with us, and died just like we will.
- 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!