Originally posted by DelayedChristmas
The Buddha achieved enlightenment, and he went on to say that in order to reach enlightenment, you must get rid of attachment.
The question I bring forth is this: How could the Buddha achieve enlightenment when he was so attached to achieving enlightenment?
Interesting note: Buddha's death was caused by the consumption of bad pork and mushrooms. Because he adhered to a strict vegetarian diet, his students
asked why he ate the bad pork and mushrooms served by the person that was housing him.
edit on 18-12-2012 by DelayedChristmas because: (no reason given)
Buddha made an error with suffering. Can suffering be eliminated? He made the choice to become a neutral. There are two directions to suffering,
but there is also a neutral. Let me explain with a simple analogy.
If you smoke, you get cancer. This is because you take a reward that is not earned first. Taking makes us a thief so we SUFFER that result. Flip
this. If we work out in the gym, we gain health. Why? We SUFFERED for the reward rather than suffering due to the debt of the thief. What did
Buddha choose? Walk away from suffering. What can be produced positive if we simply stop the negative and positive motion? Buddha lacked an
I. Every object in a state of uniform motion tends to remain in that state of motion unless an external force is applied to it.
God operates by his own law.
III. For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.
We reap what we sow. What if we fail to sow? What if we reap apart from sowing? You have your answer.
Buddha's at rest tends to stay at rest, and a Buddha in motion tends to stay in motion, with the same direction and speed unless acted upon by an
Buddha was the way and eight-fold path of righteousness.
Philosophy is the Truth of Virtue.
Live is Christ and Suffering.
Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
Buddha must be born again. Baptism is our immersion into the waters of life to repent. We must bear fruit to repent and suffering is required. If
not, we face the unbalanced force of the flaming sword that protects the tree of life.
23 So the Lord God banished him from the Garden of Eden to work the ground from which he had been taken. 24 After he drove the man out, he placed on
the east side[e] of the Garden of Eden cherubim and a flaming sword flashing back and forth to guard the way to the tree of life.
Catch that? WOOOOORK
ALSO. Toil is suffering.
17 To Adam he said, “Because you listened to your wife and ate fruit from the tree about which I commanded you, ‘You must not eat from it,’
“Cursed is the ground because of you;
through painful toil you will eat food from it
all the days of your life.
18 It will produce thorns and thistles for you,
and you will eat the plants of the field.
19 By the sweat of your brow
you will eat your food
until you return to the ground,
since from it you were taken;
for dust you are
and to dust you will return.”
What did Buddha have to say on the topic:
We are what we think.
All that we are arises with our thoughts.
With our thoughts we make the world.
Speak or act with an impure mind
And trouble will follow you
As the wheel follows the ox that draws the cart.
Buddha is still pulling the cart and the wheel of life is turning. The burden continues. An ox is an ox because it pulls the cart.
The OX is the Aleph (Father) pulling the burden of the family.
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EnochWasRight because: (no reason given)