Comparison to Buddhist and Pagan Philosophies
"Every variety of
philosophy has it's source in the Upanisads, the Brahma
Sutras of Badarayana of
Vyasa and the Bhagavad-Gita"
Ok .. now can I
again .. In English :)
with any study you have to know the Jargon ..
terms and Language used, before anything you read makes sense ..
Philosophy ..for starters ..there is no such thing
"One Way" In Hindu, but on this they all agree,
of the former.. the Upanisads, the Brahma (teacher)
(work) are works of the Sages,
like the Dharmas of
Buddha, in fact
are almost Identical in many ways.Buddha
accepted as a Brahma by the early Hindu.There is
great deal of overlap between the system of the Brahma sutras
of Vyasa is a persons name and clan)..and Buddhism
the concept of Karma
is a Hindu concept, but is so interrelated with Buddhism,
we tend to think of as more Asian,
it is hard to tell where one religion stops,
the others begin.
Vedas, which are the earliest works, are a collection of hymns which
to 1200 BC. The Vedas present the world according to mythology rather
philosophy. Siddhattha (Buddha)
have been schooled in the Hindu faith
therefore the Vedas, as he was born to a minor Royal house in India.
The belief that the world
is somehow a Mystical place many Pagan paths share,
while we have in place
some firm Philosophies, a great deal of what we do,has
to do with the Mythos of
the race.The part of the mind
that can see beyond the
here and now.
basic way of all Hindu faiths
the Bhagavad-gita in particular,is a simple one
not what a man does, but how he
did he do it for ?
state is his mind in ?
are his intentions ?
he act only for self gain ?
the outcome more important than the work ?
is what determines if the action is right or wrong,
Will ..if the will is correct..there is no "Sin"
familiar ? :)
is the law, Love under will ..
is no Law beyond do what thou will"
if your will is driven by love .. as it should be
is no error in the action
with the Spirit is the Goal here
the Hindu realize that there are many paths
this end."and no path is to be preferred exclusively
none to be disdained "
sounds a lot like the Pagan Paths,
in that we Know
the paths are
man must walk that road
they see it and any way that gets there,is valid
seeking of the Way, an End to uncertainty
suffering is a human concept, the questions of ...
are we here ? Why do we suffer in life ?
can be done about the suffering ?
to we go when we die ?
are questions called Brahma-jiijnasa.
questions of the human mind about the :Absolute:
sound pretty familiar don't they ? :)
are questions that intelligent persons have tried
answer, to their own satisfaction, for eons
Absolute ? Is the One .. the All .. The Force
Essence of the Godhead as the Gita would say.
are 5 basic truths to the Bhagavad-Gita
= The Controller or Godhead
= The Controlled .. or Living things
=The Material Nature of things
= The duration of existence
= The effects of actions taken
real simple terms this means
living thing is subject to a higher law..I can walk with that .. :)
some things just happen because its their nature to happen
things have a limited life span, (Even mountains wear
cycle of Birth, Life, Death and Re birth ..is how things work ..
that the actions living things take,
have independent action,effect what happens
it in this life time
you put out you get back .. times Three ..
says the Wiccan Rede :)
might say .. trouble comes to all lives
how we respond to it, is all that matters.
trouble is fleeting and for the souls sake has little meaning,
life is transitory,and should be transcended to the higher places.
things are mortal and therefore short lived,the soul however is eternal
you transcend this cycle of birth and re birth by your actions,
live a life that gains such karma as to demand life again, to amend the
up to you
lot of these basic concepts were .. re thought
though they didn't know it Was rethinking it)
times of Revival by the old Masters of Philosophy
Kant..Socrates..Aristotle, upon which we Westerns base
great deal of our thought.Which just goes to show Great Truths
find a way to manifest, even if separated by time and place
will arise independent of any other input.
as we Pagans like to say .. No matter what it is ..
will find someone to say it .. if it needs saying :)
are all much the same on this spinning blue ball of ours
now and into tomorrow ... Men and Women of faith
good will will try to live life,free of grief
to help there fellows do the same. As the Brahma's did,
Buddha did,as all the old Masters of Philosophy did ..
we on the Pagan paths try to do :) ..
be the Great work ... Past and Present
may the morrow be so bright with promise
gotta wear shades :)
of the Buddha
.. Man or God ?
There is so much more to
this wonderful work
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