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An buddhist`s view of Buddhism

Discussion in 'Interfaith Discussion' started by Amanaki, Mar 15, 2019.

  1. Amanaki

    Amanaki Well-Known Member

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    To you who read this :) As some of you know i am a Norwegian buddhist, and have understood that my english knowlede have been to limited, so this text you are about to read, is my own, but translated with a translator tool, so i do hope you will get a bigger understanding of what my understanding of Buddhism is.
    The text is only the beginning of a series i thining of writing.

    Feedback is welcome :)


    The Buddhist teachings show us the way to enlightened state of mind. One thing is that we have the doctrine, but this does not hold to achieve the enlightened state, we must practice both the doctrine but also understand the background of why the Buddha saw affiliation as the triggering factor of human suffering.
    The biggest affiliation people have is greed, jealousy, hatred, desire for what we don't have and for what we want ourselves.
    In order For the suffering to end is the solution is to let go of the associates to the aforementioned reasons. This does not mean that you become indifferent to everything around you. But that one accepts the situation as it is. If something is good or painful then you live in the moment and let go of the past and stop worrying about the future.
    When you are living only in the present, you have time to experience life in a new and better way, you have time to see the situation you are moving into. And can therefore be prepared for anything that comes your way. Thus, one can make several correct decisions in accordance with the doctrine.
    The more one lives in accordance with the doctrine the more happy one will feel themselves in difficult times.
    The doctrine is like a manual for us humans to be able to find the same answers in our lives. But this is a process that is not done overnight. You can understand parts of the doctrine, while other parts are there as a question sign, and one must take small steps.
    Meditation helps us to ask the mind, without a quiet mind it is hard to see the truth that lies right in front of you. Yes the Dharma is the doctrine and the truth that we Buddhists are searching for. We look inward to find the areas of our mind we need to work with.
    The physical world is not what we seek, as we do not see physical life as the true life. One can say that life can be divided into two parts. Physical and mental.
    It is not the physical life that we see as spiritual life.
    The Buddhist teachings give us answers to many things in the spiritual life, but you should not live only after what you study in the physical writings. Now you practice the teachings of Buddha, you see that nothing lasts forever. Life is unpredictable and that everything has a start and an end, and we do not have to hold on to anything. We experience, we consider then we let it go.
    What people see as a self cannot be real when nothing lasts forever. The human body arises at birth, we live through life with ups and downs. Suffering and joy, but nothing lasts forever and finally then dies the body. Some people believe in a soul, but Buddha's teachings do not see a soul, what follows us from life to life is karma and virtue. We are not the same person in the next life (whether we are fortunate to be reborn as a human being)
     
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  2. Aupmanyav

    Aupmanyav Be your own guru

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    :) You are still thinking of being reborn. Buddhism has no reincarnation. That is a desire, abandon it.
     
  3. Amanaki

    Amanaki Well-Known Member

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    Rebirth happens all the time, how? example the body, in Buddhist teaching we understand that the body we get born with is not same as we die with in old age. Why? Because every cell in the body has been change by when they die there arise new cells in same area. So we can not say it is same body.

    Reincarnation happens from life time to life time. and karma does also indicate if we are reborn as human beings, animals or in higher relam like deva realm. But where i think you misunderstand me is
    No we have no soul that we take with us from life time to life time, only karma and virtue is what follow us. But before we can end samsara we do live multiple life as different life forms,
    The teaching of Buddha Sakyamuni is actually very simple, the teaching show us how we can end samsara and not be reincarnated again we do this by letting go of every human attachments. Greed, jealosy, anger, sadness, happiness are all making us suffer. why? Because we cling to it and do not live in the moment.

    Human beings tend to live in the past or future (in mind) but not in the present moment.
     
  4. Aupmanyav

    Aupmanyav Be your own guru

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    You were right in the first paragraph , but not in the second paragraph as per Buddhist view. After the skandhas (you can even say the molecules) disperse, they will never get the old arrangements. After my so-called death, what constitutes me will be part of millions or perhaps billions of living and non-living things, but never again appear as one living being. Living in multiple forms is a Hindu, Jaina and Sikh view, but not the Buddhist view. Buddha made it succinctly clear. When we do not exist, how can karmas follow us?
     
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    I may have wrong view, this make me go back to the teaching and study deeper on the subject of Rebirth and reincarnation, so the difference become more clear to me. Buddha did say we can have wrong view, and to gain right view we must cultivate more
     
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