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I recently read Raja-Vidya by His Divine Grace and it was most inspiring and enlightening. I fully confess my love and allegiance to Sri Krshna and have been most inspired to take more hands on action towards my spiritual progress. I also read some beautiful statements by His Divine Grace regarding the significance of the appearence of Lord Jesus Christ, which I found to be heart warming. As someone coming from an Orthodox Christian background, I now see the similarities and absolute parralels beween the teachings of both Lord Jesus and Lord Krishna. May I ask you, does anyone believe that His Divine Grace may have been a form of Krishna, in the same way as Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu? He did posess an almost divine like quality and authority in his teachings, almost as though he had divine insight on Vedic philosophy? Would you agree, or was Prabhupada simply a humble spiritual teacher and not an Avatara? Please let me know your thoughts on this?
Much love and light… Hare Krishna 🙂
» Posted By Brother Lambros On March 21, 2013 @ 6:17 pm
Hare Krishn Madhudvisa,
I was not trying to say that conventional Bhuddism is a religion that believes in God. I was however saying that it can still be applied by those that do believe in God to enhance ones path. Its more of a practice than a religion! In the same way that sports helps to strengthen the body, Bhuddist philosophy can help one strengthen the mind, and ultimately, whether the followers of this faith accept it or not, it will eventually lead them to God, as this is where all paths lead in the end.
Please can you let me know where I can read more about the purpose of Lord Bhuddas appearance in more detail in the Vedas? I would be intrigued.
I have a lot of time and love for Hinduism, especially Bhakti-Yoga, believe me. If you can suggest any books that will help I would be delighted! I have a copy and have read The Bhagavata by HDG A.C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada it you are correct, it is intriguing. I also have a copy of “Beyond Liberation” by Swami’s great friend Srila Bhaktivedanta Narayana Maharaja which is also most insightful. Can you suggest others? I of course have a copy of the Bhagavad Gita, but not the one you mention in the news letter – “How I Is”!
A strange thing occurred last night when I dreamt: I was running away from explosions, and when I found myself in a safe place, I man dressed in brilliant white appeared. I told him of my ordeal and he said, “now would be the perfect time to start chanting”. I don’t know whether this was purely a dream or some kind of message!
Peace and belssings
» Posted By Brother Lambros On January 19, 2013 @ 11:11 am
Hare Krishna Madhudvisa dasa,
Thank you for your insightful response.
I definitely agree that many Bhuddist sects reject the notion of a creator God, however not all not all of them. Those that do have sadly missed the point in my opinion.
I believe Lord Buddha very cleverly devised a philosophy that can be embraced by all schools of thought, not to replace, but to enhance ones journey towards the path of spiritual liberation. This is why His Holiness The Dalai Lama teaches that anyone interested in Bhuddistic philosophy should continue to practice their own respective religions and use Bhuddism to enhance and enrich their own religious practices. So in a manor of speaking one can apply the methods used in Bhuddism to become a better Hindu, Christian, Muslim or even Atheist. What other philosophy appeals also to those that have not yet reached the awareness of the fact that there is indeed a supreme God? None. And this is exactly what makes Bhuddism a beautiful philosophy, very clever indeed and designed to include all and reject none. Even the poor atheists can embrace a meaningful philosophy that (whether they realise it yet or not) will ultimately reveal God to them slowly but surely!
Of course, we know Lord Bhudda, being an incarnation of the Divine personality knew this – only his followers over the centuries got carried away, as like always, the truth is one but can be interpreted in many ways due to human perspective (egoic error). So Lord Bhudda was not trying to lead people away from the glory or God, but served to subtly reveal him even to those who have not yet evolved to the point of being able to comprehend him yet in all his inconceivable greatness – small steps over a very long period of time, allowing all of us to share the light of true wisdom in due course.
Also, the concept of Nirvana varies in depiction. However those that have tasted even a glimpse of this state will report that it is precisely the opposite of a state of none-existence, nothingness if you will. In fact, anyone that has tasted the true state of Nirvana will report that it is indeed a state completely free from material delusional existence – a state of utter oness with all creation, a connection with the source of all that is and ultimately the realisation that we are all one with God, infinite in nature and eternally free, all knowing and consumed by love and ever lasting bliss. The exact opposite of nothingness and none existence. This is also the state to which Lord Jesus Christ was referring to when he described the Kingdom of Heaven within.
Indeed I am also very drawn to the teachings of Lord Jesus Christ, whose teachings were identical in every way to Lord Krishna. In fact I would go as far as to say that they are again one and the same entity. Would you agree with this statement?
So, as you can see, the teachings of Lord Bhudda, Lord Jesus Christ and Lord Krishna very much compliment each other, and both Bhuddistic and Christian philosophy synch perfectly in every way with Vedic teachings. God knows a greater plan and reveals it in varying ways to different groups of people at different times for a divine purpose that we cannot yet comprehend at this point. It is all part of a greater plan that will ultimately lead us all to oness and bliss in a future that we should all look forward to. It is our job not to debate the differences but to celebrate the similarities of our faiths and share our knowledge. All will be revealed in due course.
Please let me know what you think brother.
Peace & Blessings
» Posted By Brother Lambros On January 16, 2013 @ 6:25 pm
Brother, you speak the words of a true and loving spiritual and compassionate person. I respect you and agree with your words. Its a shame most of these Hindus don’t have the same respect for others that they expect. Peace
» Posted By Brother Lambros On January 15, 2013 @ 8:26 pm
Buddhists do not deny the existence of the soul. Stop embarressing yourselves. The Buddhist teachings contain no iconsistencies, if they do, please reveal them to me? Give me your proof please? You are wasting time when the Bhuddist Dharma could be of assistence to you. They do believe in the Soul, they believe in reincarnation, karma, realms of Gods, Nirvana, Ghosts, rebirth, God etc. Where do you get you information from? What source? Show me a referrence please? Your ego seems very keen on finding something, anything it can to oppose, so long as you gain a debate for your own egoic satisfaction. Notice how zero Bhuddists are here challeging your Hindu faith? Ask yourself why? If you don’t know the answer then we know how ignorant you are.
» Posted By Brother Lambros On January 15, 2013 @ 8:14 pm