posted on Dec, 12 2012 @ 08:43 AM
When a dna constructed human is born upon this world, he is gifted with life.
Through the passing on of traditions, human responsibilities, moral and ethical guidelines, much is expected from him and he too expects much for
It gives birth to ego, and thus often caused stress, worries an at times pain and sufferings when he or/and others are hurt and harmed.
Buddhism does not compell anyone. It is not a religion whereby you MUST worship or believe anyone. It is only a way of life, and Buddhism teaches the
human to follow a path, so that one will have less stress, worries, etc. to find inner peace.
To find inner peace, one must get rid of the ego, thus the need to deny the 'self' who feeds off from ego.
Monks take the short cut, by denying the self entirely, the only way to get rid of ego, hurt and harm none, awaiting the end so that they may achieve
final enlightenment - Nirvana.
But Buddhism, unlike many other indian renouncer gurus, did not teach all to become monks. It understood mankind has a role to play in the scheme of
the Universe. Thus it teaches the path so that all mankind may suffer less, do good works and attain a better rebirth, through that cycle, finally
And Nirvana meants emptiness.
It would seem strange if not insane for a human to strive for emptiness.
However, the 'emptiness' is something Holy. It is only a return to our origin, our souls back to our Creator. Within Him, whom are we but only His
Water has many uses. It fills our thirst, cut across rocks, brings life to vegetation, etc. Yet water by itself is not eternal, for in time, it
evaporates into gaseous state, seemingly of no use to anyone or anything.
Similarly, mortal dna lives are not eternal. It serves a purpose on Earth, and when the dna ages, our soul returns.
Some may ponder, what then are our human pruposes?
All I can say with certainty is that just look at monkeys. They have digits and limbs like us and yet they can only swing from tree to tree, under
domination and more critically - management by humanity. Look at mankind, and you see us striving for the stars. The stars, plenty out there, are our