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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

March 27, 2013

Paarsurrey says:

LAO TSU, Krishna, Buddha, and Jesus; none of them was God or son of god or a demi-god; they were all human beings.

They eradicated their “self” and with their good deeds and charitable deeds they acquired oneness with the attributes of the one true creator God; they completely submitted their “self” with the will of God and got attuned to Him.

They received enlightenment or word of revelation from Him. They were men of God and chosen by Him as His messengers prophets or saints with a message from Him for the mankind.

Thanks

What does the minaret of Second Coming symbolize?

April 30, 2009

Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, the Promised Messiah says:

What does the minaret symbolize?

It represents the holy, pure and resolute soul, which is given to
that perfect man
who is worthy of heavenly light, and this meaning is inherent
in the word ‘minaret’ itself.

The loftiness of the
minaret signifies the high resolve of such a man, its
strength signifies the fortitude which he shows at times of
trial, and its pristine whiteness represents his innocence,
which must ultimately be established.

And when all this
has taken place i.e., when his truthfulness has been established
with arguments, and his fortitude, steadfastness,
patience and perseverance has become apparent like a
shining minaret, the period of his first advent—which was
marked by trials and tribulations—comes to an end, and
the time is now ripe for him to appear in glory.

Spirituality, which is imbued with Divine glory, descends upon
him who is like a minaret, and invests him with Divine
powers by God’s permission. All this happens in his second
advent, and this is exactly the manner in which the
Promised Messiah was supposed to appear.

The Traditions
prevalent among the Muslims which speak, for
instance, of his descent near a minaret, are only meant to
signify that his advent will be a glorious one and that he
will be accompanied by Divine power. Heaven holds him
back until the time God has appointed for his advent, but
this does not mean that he was not [physically] present on
the earth before that.

It is also a Divine practice that He uses physical illustrations
to explain some spiritual matters. The Temple in
Baitul Muqaddas [Jerusalem], and the Ka‘bah in Mecca,
for example, serve as symbols of Divine manifestation. It
is in this context that the Islamic Shariah speaks of the
Promised Messiah’s descent on, or near a minaret, in a
country which lies to the East of Damascus—just as Adam
was given a dwelling in the East.

There is no harm if a
physical minaret is also built before his glorious advent; it
is, in fact, mentioned in the Hadith literature that a minaret
shall be built before the advent of the Promised Messiah,
and it will serve as a sign of his glorious appearance.

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http://www.alislam.org/library/books/How-to-be-Free-from-Sin-20080806MN.pdf


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