The Timeless Wisdom of Buddha

One of his students asked Buddha,
“Are you the messiah?”
“No”, answered Buddha.
“Then are you a healer?”
“No”, Buddha replied.
“Then are you a teacher?” the student persisted.
“No, I am not a teacher.”
“Then what are you?” asked the student, exasperated.
“I am awake,” Buddha replied
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Well, “Buddha” means “the awakened one”–that is, someone who has woken up from the dream of being a separate ego in a material universe.
Gautama Siddhartha taught for forty-five years. In all those years, and in the hundreds of thousands of teaching words that he uttered, his message was simply this:
“You are all Buddhas. There is nothing you need to achieve. Just open your eyes.”
The goal of Buddhism, like any self-respecting spiritual path, is not to have titles or to make distinctions between degrees of holiness; it is to wake up.

Comments

12 Comments

  1. Anonymous says:
    Posted May 6, 2013 at 7:50 pm | Permalink

    I really liked your video, so peacefull. We are the All 🙂

  2. Anonymous says:
    Posted May 6, 2013 at 7:50 pm | Permalink

    thank you for this video
    

  3. Anonymous says:
    Posted May 6, 2013 at 7:50 pm | Permalink

    :)

  4. Anonymous says:
    Posted May 6, 2013 at 7:50 pm | Permalink

    wonderful!

  5. Anonymous says:
    Posted May 6, 2013 at 7:50 pm | Permalink

    PEACE TO YOU ALL! Did you know that Australian supermodel Miranda Kerr practices Nichiren Buddhism and believes “We have a responsibility to bring peace and harmony to our lives and the world.” As part of her Nichiren beliefs, she reportedly chants every morning and night for 20 minutes, practices yoga, meditates, and reads widely on spirituality.

  6. Anonymous says:
    Posted May 6, 2013 at 7:50 pm | Permalink

    I’m not religious, and will never be batting for any team. That said much of that was very very profound. Thank you.

  7. Anonymous says:
    Posted May 6, 2013 at 7:50 pm | Permalink

    Verry beautiful!!! We are all Buddhas. We just need to open our eyes.

  8. Anonymous says:
    Posted May 6, 2013 at 7:50 pm | Permalink

    Thank you for the fast answering to my question.

  9. Anonymous says:
    Posted May 6, 2013 at 7:50 pm | Permalink

    Hi Marjo,
    it’s “Lonely Shepherd” by Gheorghe Zamfir.

  10. Anonymous says:
    Posted May 6, 2013 at 7:50 pm | Permalink

    zou iemand mij kunnen zeggen hoe de muziek heet die hierbij wordt afgespeeld? Ik ken het wel, maar kan het nergens krijgen.

    mvg Marjo

  11. Anonymous says:
    Posted May 6, 2013 at 7:50 pm | Permalink

    I can no other answer make, but thanks, and thanks (W.S.)
    Welcome. Glad the vid was to your liking 🙂

  12. Anonymous says:
    Posted May 6, 2013 at 7:50 pm | Permalink

    Thank you so much.


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