The life of the Buddha He founded a religion that has lasted two and a half millennia, but just who was Buddha? The life story of the Buddha begins in Lumbini, near the border of Nepal and India, about 2, years ago, where the man Siddharta Gautama was born.
PDF Siddhartha Chapter 5: He had always sought for a deeper meaning in everything, for Atman.
Now he does not seek anything but instead experiences it all for what it is. The sun shines around him, and the river flows. He feels the wind blowing through rice fields, and suddenly all is calm within; Siddharta becomes "so simple, so childlike.
Reflecting, the man marvels at what wise words he had uttered to the Buddha before leaving, since they were words which he did not really understand. Yet he had spoken them. He realizes that trying to deny his Self had been wrong.
Siddhartha had never even known what his Self was, or what Siddhartha was really all about.
Instead, he had only adopted the teachings of others without hearing the thoughts of his Self. He had inflicted suffering upon his body, yet he knows now that his "body was certainly not the Self, not the play of senses, nor thought, nor understanding, nor acquired wisdom or art with which to draw conclusions and from already existing thoughts to spin new thoughts Both thought and the senses were fine things Siddhartha had never denied his Self at all, for he never even really knew his Self before or listened to its desires or needs.
The Self had been merely suppressed and kept undeveloped. This awakened identity and sense of Self guide him now as the path continues.
Like the Buddha, he hopes to be enlightened by listening to the voice within him instead of ignoring it. By nightfall he arrives at a river and sleeps in a ferryman 's hut before crossing the water that following morning. Siddhartha has a strange dream about his friend Govinda appearing and asking why he would not become a disciple of Buddha with him; then he transforms into a full breasted woman whom Siddhartha is filled with desire for, and he kisses her brown nipple.
Sweet milk fills his lips and tastes of many things in nature and in the world. It fills him with pleasure and consumes his senses, for he only now begins to embrace his body's desires. Awakening the next day, the ferryman takes Siddhartha across the river even though he cannot pay him for the service.
The ferryman speaks mysteriously, murmuring only that Siddhartha shall return later to repay him, and that he has learned a lot just by listening to the sound of the river. As Siddhartha reaches the other side of the river and prepares to leave, the ferryman sends his blessing of good luck although Siddhartha is arrogant within and judges this man to be simple and subservient, as Govinda had been.
Considering himself to be a stronger person, he tells himself that "People are children. Nature 6 Arriving at a village, Siddhartha sees a young woman washing clothes in a small stream, and he is filled with desire for her.
His blood grows hot, as it had been for the woman in his dream. As the woman grows closer to him, he flees into the forest because he is afraid. He knows nothing of love or sex, since he had always been chaste and denied his body to pursue its desires. Siddhartha's curiosity is raised about this, and although he is afraid of this new world, he wants to become one of the people in it.
That is what the voice of his Self tells him to do. Later, he reaches the large town of Samsara where he sees another beautiful woman sitting in a grove of trees surrounded by courtiers.
Siddhartha feels such desire and sexual attraction for this woman that he is sad when she departs after giving him merely a nod of her head and a smile. People in town tell him that her name is Kamala and that she is a wealthy courtesan.We may grasp some basic context if we keep our minds fixed on three great landmarks of Indian culture and tradition, these being: 1) the time of the Great Upanishads, 2) the Great War (the Mahabharata) and the life of Krishna, and 3) the Life of Gautama Buddha.
According to the Britannica Encyclopedia, Buddhism is defined as a religion of eastern and central Asia growing out of the teaching of Gautama Buddha that suffering is inherent in life and that one can be liberated from it by mental and moral self-purification.
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