posted on Jan, 29 2013 @ 12:29 PM
Buddhism IS A WAY OF LIFE!
It is not about worshipping buddha as god or anything else. Mortals when praying to him, is only honoring him as a teacher who had taught well and
alleviated much of their sufferings, the way many other mainstream religions pray to their teachers, NOT as God, but the intercessories to reach God.
Buddha had NEVER claimed to be god. He would have laughed at such notions, for to him, the greatest achievement of a mortal is to reach Nirvana -
final freedom to drift amongst the cosmos, becoming nothingness, the ceasetasion of all existance.
The responsiblities of being our common Creator, let alone challange Him, would be insane and beyond ANY comprehension by any higher being, let alone
lower beings such as us.
But, as he taught and as understood by him, achieving such a state is not easy, for it would take many lifetime of rebirths. through pain, joy,
suffering and enlightenment.
Go back to the SOURCE, if one truly seeks to comprehend Buddhism, and not from 2nd hand teachings. Buddha had compressed thousands years of teachings
from indian mystics into simplified texts so that many more may comprehend.
Taoism may share similar characteristics, but simplified, its teachings from the chinese mystics is to go with the flow., which was supposed to be
ordained by Heaven.
The only drawback of their teachings is that it failed to comprehend the base nature of mankind - barbarism - to twists such esoteric teachings to
their ambitions, and thus the sufferings of dynastic painful changes throughout the course of China's civilisation.