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As in his prior books (Holy Blood, Holy Grail; The Jesus Papers), Baigent attempts to discover the darkish forceshiding within the shadows of faith and ferret out fundamentalists whose dogmatism usually turns to violence. concentrating on the top instances, he warns that robust fundamentalist sects in Christianity, Judaism and Islam are operating to result in the conflict of Armageddon, whilst the forces of darkness can be destroyed via the Messiah, who will then lead to a brand new reign. All 3 teams wish Jerusalem, the place each one lays declare to a actual spot, the Dome of the Rock, as a sacred position in its heritage; all 3 desire a nation during which politics are subservient to faith. Baigent makes an analogous mistake that the fundamentalists make while analyzing the booklet of Revelation. it isn't a e-book of prophecy and guide for scary sinners again into the fold; it truly is apocalyptic literature that makes use of symbols as mystery codes for the situation within the lives of first- and second-century Christians, providing them wish for escaping from their plights. unfortunately, Baigent's well-intentioned exposé seems to be little greater than a screed opposed to fundamentalism that's in line with a misreading of his valuable textual content. (Sept. )
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Let those who will hear leave wrong doctrine…’ ‘ Now shall I turn the Wheel of the Great Law For this I go to the Kasian city, Baranasi. ’ (ARIYA PARIYESANA SUTTA – MAJJHIMA NIKAYA) In the Original Teachings of the Buddha, there is no such thing as ‘saving others’. * One should not forget the following advice given by the Buddha. ‘You yourself make the effort * For more discussion on self-reliance, read ‘Do It Yourself’ and ‘How To Save Yoursef’ in Part III of this book. 42 ! ’ (DHAMMAPADA 276) The belief that everyone must strive to become a Buddha in order to attain salvation cannot be found in the original Teachings of the Buddha.
The Buddha Himself used this term when speaking of His life prior to Enlightenment. According to the Pali texts there is no mention of Buddhahood being the only way to attain the final goal of Nirvanic bliss. It was very rare for a disciple during the Buddha’s time to forgo the opportunity to attain sainthood and instead declare Bodhisatvahood as his aspiration. However, there are records that some followers of the Buddha did aspire to become Bodhisatvas to gain ‘Buddhahood’. In the Mahayana school of thought, the Bodhisatva cult however, plays an important role.
WHAT BUDDHISTS BELIEVE Was Buddha an Incarnation of God? The Buddha never claimed that He was the son or messenger of any God. T he Buddha was a unique human being who was self Enlightened. He had no one whom He could regard as His teacher. Through His own efforts, He practised to perfection the ten Paramitas—supreme qualities of generosity, discipline, renunciation, wisdom, energy, endurance, truthfulness, determination, goodwill and equanimity. Through His mental purification, He opened the doors to all knowledge.
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