posted on Dec, 7 2012 @ 07:56 PM
reply to post by DrumsRfun
Yes I do realise that HH the Dali Lama is a political and public figure. But at the same time, he is the 14th incarnation of the Bodhisattva of
Compassion, rejecting enlightenment to teach and return to the wheel of life time and time again.
There is a big difference between Catholism and Buddhism so while it may seem the same thing, there is a vast difference, so how does a Mother Theresa
equate to being enlightened?
And even Ghandi, hit a point in his life, where he no longer needed to read or just go on blind faith, as he understood what was being taught to him
through the different writings, trying to relate and teach to those who would have heard the message.
There is an old saying: When the student is ready and the place is set, the teacher will sit.
I do not preach, nor do I pretend that I know something, rather I try to follow the saying that is do not believe. Don't believe me cause I have
studied buddhism for 10 years. And don't believe me cause I have studied different philosophies, under different teachers for the better part of 20
plus years. Each person has to determine their own path, what I find to be a universal truth, may not be so for you, what may being me to
enlightenment, will not bring you to the same state of being. You have to discover it for yourself.
While books are nice, the experience is so much more than that.