Posts Tagged ‘forbearance’

Buddha had no characteristics of atheism in him

June 16, 2013

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Buddha got enlightenment, self awakening or transcendental knowledge which is nothing else than the Word of Revelation or Message from the one true God; and thereafter Buddha preached the message and when he was nearing death; he told his followers to continue preaching the message with forbearance and patience.

I think only that person can preach who is not in doubt; with certainty one could preach.
I don’t think preaching is a characteristic of atheism.

For Buddha’s fervor with preaching please view Gospel of Buddha Chapter 47 titled “The Preacher’s Mission” Verses 1-11 Pages 127-128 by accessing the following link:

http://www.mountainman.com.au/buddha/carus_47.htm

Buddha: Preaching is an essential part of his revealed religion

June 16, 2013
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The Preacher’s Mission
And the Blessed One said to his disciples: [1]
“When I have passed away and can no longer address you
and edify your minds with religious discourse,
select from among you men of good family and education
to preach the truth in my stead.
And let those men be invested with the robes of the Tathagata,
let them enter into the abode of the Tathagata,
and occupy the pulpit of the Tathagata. [2]
“The robe of the Tathagata is sublime forbearance and patience.
The abode of the Tathagata is charity and love of all beings.
The pulpit of the Tathagata is the comprehension of the good law
in its abstract meaning as well as in its particular application. [3]
“The preacher must propound the truth with unshrinking mind.
He must have the power of persuasion rooted in virtue
and in strict fidelity to his vows. [4]
“The preacher must keep in his proper sphere and be steady in his course.
He must not flatter his vanity by seeking the company of the great,
nor must he keep company with persons who are frivolous and immoral.
When in temptation, he should constantly think of the Buddha and he will conquer. [5]
“All who come to hear the doctrine,
the preacher must receive with benevolence,
and his sermon must be without invidiousness. [6]
“The preacher must not be prone to carp at others,
or to blame other preachers; nor speak scandal, nor propagate bitter words.
He must not mention by name other disciples
to vituperate them and reproach their demeanour. [7]
“Clad in a clean robe, dyed with good colour with appropriate undergarments,
he must ascend the pulpit with a mind free from blame and at peace with the whole world. [8]
“He must not take delight in querulous desputations
or engage in controversies so as to show the superiority of his talents,
but be calm and composed. [9]
“No hostile feelings shall reside in his heart,
and he must never abandon the disposition of charity toward all beings.
His sole aim must be that all beings become Buddhas. [10]
“Let the preacher apply himself with zeal to his work,
and the Tathagata will show to him
the body of the holy law in its transcendent glory.
He shall be honoured as one whom the Tathagata has blessed.
The Tathagata blesses the preacher
and also those who reverently listen to him
and joyfully accept the doctrine. [11]Gospel of Buddha Chapter 47 Verses 1-11 Page 127-128

Natural qualities done at proper occasion and place under the control of reason become moral qualities

May 27, 2013

 

Human beings have many natural qualities in them; the natural qualities done on proper occasion and place with a rational approach become moral qualities.

I would like to quote here in this connection from the book “ THE PHILOSOPHY OF THE TEACHINGS OF ISLAM” by Hadrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad- the Promised Messiah:

Mirza Ghualm Ahmad- the Promised Messiah and Imam Mahdi says:

“The truth is that corresponding to every physical action there is an inner quality which is moral; for instance, a person sheds tears through the eyes and corresponding to that action there is an inner quality which is called tenderness, which takes on the character of a moral quality when, under the control of reason, it is exercised on its proper occasion. In the same way, a person defends himself against the attack of an enemy with his hands, and corresponding to this action there is an inner quality which is called bravery. When this quality is exercised at its proper place and on its proper occasion, it is called a moral quality.

Similarly a person sometimes seeks to relieve the oppressed from the oppression of tyrants, or desires to make provision for the indigent and the hungry, or wishes to serve his fellow beings in some other way, and corresponding to such action there is an inner quality which is designated mercy.

Sometimes a person punishes a wrongdoer and corresponding to such action there is an inner quality which is called retribution. Sometimes a person does not wish to attack one who attacks him and forbears to take action against a wrongdoer, corresponding to which there is a quality which is called forbearance or endurance.

Sometimes a person works with his hands or feet or employs his mind and intellect or his wealth in order to promote the welfare of his fellow beings, corresponding to which there is an inner quality which is called benevolence.

Thus, when a person exercises all these qualities on their proper occasions and at their proper places they are called moral qualities.

Pages 30-31

http://www.alislam.org/library/books/Philosophy-of-Teachings-of-Islam.pdf

 

 

Jesus of Bible showed no signs; Jesus himself admitted before the Jews

May 9, 2009

Teachings of the Gospels—which the Christians are so proud of—are extremely flawed and ineffective

Mirza Ghulam Ahmad 1835-1908, the Promised Messiah, the Second Coming says:

Just consider, can a person dare to give such a challenge
to the whole world, while being a plagiarist and having
cooked the whole thing up on his own, and knowing full
well that this knowledge has not come to him from the
unseen, rather he has stolen it from such and such books,
and to think that no one should be able to accept his challenge
and expose him!

The fact is that the Christians are extremely annoyed with
the Holy Quran, for it has destroyed the very basis of their
religion. It has refuted the concept of deifying a human
being, shattered the doctrine of the cross, and proven beyond
all doubt that the teachings of the Gospels—which
the Christians are so proud of—are extremely flawed and
ineffective. It was, therefore, only natural for their
tic passions to have been aroused, and their imputations
[against the Holy Quran] are quite understandable.

The example of a Muslim who wishes to convert to Christianity
is like a person who, having been born from his
mother’s womb and having attained maturity, wishes to
return to her womb and become a sperm once more. I
wonder what the Christians are so proud of! If they have a
‘God’, he is the one who died long ago and lies buried in
Mohalla Khanyar, Srinagar, Kashmir. And if he has any
miracles to his name, they are no greater than those of
other Prophets, indeed Prophet Elijah showed greater
miracles than he ever did. In the eyes of the Jews, Jesus(as)
showed no miracles at all, and it was all deception and
trickery.(12) And if we look at his prophecies, most of them
turned out to be false. Will some padre tell us if the
twelve disciples were indeed given twelve thrones in
Paradise, as they had been promised! And will someone
tell us if, in keeping with his prophecy, Jesus(as) got the
Kingdom of the World, for which—by the way—weapons
were also acquired. And did Jesus(as) descend from heaven
in those very days, as he had promised?

Let me tell you
that there can be no question of his descent, for he never
went to heaven in the first place. European scholars also
concur with this belief. The fact is that Jesus survived the
crucifixion in a state of near death, and then secretly fled
to Kashmir through India where he [ultimately] died.13
The teachings of the Gospels—regardless of whether they
have been accused of plagiarism—emphasize only the
human faculties of forbearance and forgiveness, and discard
the rest. Everyone can understand that nothing which
has been given to mankind by Divine Omnipotence is
without a purpose, and every human faculty has a function.
Just as forgiveness and forbearance is considered a
great virtue at certain times and occasions, so is retaliation,
revenge and retribution considered a commendable
moral quality at other times and on other occasions. Neither
forgiveness, nor punishment is always desirable.

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Foot Notes:
12 This statement of the Jews is corroborated by Jesusas himself, for he says
in the Gospels, “An evil and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign, and
there shall no sign be given unto it…” If Jesusas had shown miracles to the
Jews, he would surely have referred to them on this occasion. [Author]

13 Those, who call themselves Muslims and yet believe that Jesusas
ascended to heaven in his physical body, utter an absurdity against the
Holy Quran which affirms Jesus’ death in the verse * , and
precludes the possibility of a man ascending to heaven in the verse

**
. How ignorant of them to hold a belief in
contradiction to the Word of God! There can be no greater folly than to
translate the word tawaffa as ‘being lifted to heaven with one’s physical
body’. Firstly, in no lexicon do we find the word tawaffa being translated
as such.

Moreover, since the verse speaks about the Day of
Judgement, and this is what Jesusas will have to say for himself on that
day, it follows that the Last Day will arrive but Jesusas will not have died,
for he will have presented himself before God in his physical body before
he could ever be made to suffer death. To misinterpret the Holy Quran
thus is to surpass even the Jews in the art of interpolation! [Author]

* …when Thou didst cause me to die…—Al -Ma’idah, 5:118 [Publishers]

** Say, my Allah is Holy, I am not but a human being and a Messenger of
God.—Bani Isra’il, 17:94 [Publishers]

12 This statement of the Jews is corroborated by Jesusas himself, for he says
in the Gospels, “An evil and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign, and
there shall no sign be given unto it…” If Jesusas had shown miracles to the
Jews, he would surely have referred to them on this occasion. [Author]

http://www.alislam.org/library/books/Fountain-of-Christianity-20080505MN.pdf