Friday, February 12, 2016
A Proper Religion
Humanity needs a religion not for the reason of giving them a dream for their next life or providing dogmatic ideas to follow by the surrendering of their human intelligence and becoming a nuisance to their fellow human beings. A religion should be a reliable and reasonable method for people to live 'here and now' as cultured, understanding beings, while setting a wholesome example for others.
Many religions turn people's thoughts away from themselves towards a supreme being. Buddhism, on the other hand, directs humanity to search for peace inwards to the potentialities that lie within each.
Dharma (meaning 'to hold on') is not something a person searches for outside of themselves, because in the final analysis, Dharma is humanity and humanity is Dharma. Therefore, a proper religion, which is Dharma, is not something outside us that we acquire, but the cultivation and the realization of wisdom, compassion, and purity which we develop within ourselves.
Posted by A Buddhist Practitioner at 6:18:00 PM
Labels: The Teaching
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