Posts Tagged ‘teachings’

A revealed scripture must provide rational arguments in support of its teachings

May 1, 2014

“A reason why a revealed scripture must provide rational arguments in support of its teachings is that the purpose of a scripture is not served if people merely read and repeat it parrot-like, thinking that they have thus merited salvation. Rather, the highest objective of a revealed scripture is to provide rational arguments in support of its teachings so that people may attain absolute and unshakable certainty-the kind of certainty through which all their actions, words and beliefs are set right and they recognize right as right and wrong as wrong, thereby attaining true piety.

People live in great peril as long as they languish in the hell of ignorance and blindly follow teachings inherited from their forefathers-teachings in which they have already lost faith due to apathy and gross materialism. Such are the people described in this verse of the holy Quran:

[17:73] whoever is blind in this world shall be blind in the next world also, indeed they shall be worse off.
(Surah Bani Isra’il, Part 15) *

Any scripture that fails to establish its own divine origin or the divine origin of its principles cannot open for mankind the door to eternal bliss. Instead of leading them on the path of knowledge and wisdom, it stunts their spiritual growth and casts them into the bottomless pit of blind following wherein they dwell like corpses, neither hearing nor seeing nor understanding. The followers of such scriptures have little regard for reason, logic, contemplation or insight, and are perfectly content with myths and stories of the past, with no desire to find the truth.

Having abandoned the gifts of reflection and deliberation and having stifled their innate capabilities, they have become worse than non-rational beasts.”
Unquote

“Brahin-e-Ahmadiyya” by Mirza Ghulam Ahmad. Pages 107-108: Footnote Number 5
http://www.alislam.org/library/books/Barahin-e-Ahmadiyya-Parts1-2.pdf

* [17:73] But whoso is blind in this world will be blind in the Hereafter, and even more astray from the way.

http://www.alislam.org/quran/search2/showChapter.php?submitCh=Read+from+verse%3A&ch=17&verse=73

Similarities in life accounts and teachings of Buddha and Jesus

April 22, 2014

One is implored to read/join discussion on the following religious education forum to see the context of this post and then after due deliberation form one’s own independent opinion:
http://www.religiousforums.com/forum/comparative-religion/161610-has-buddhism-influenced-christianity-6.html#post3734246

paarsurrey Wrote:

Quote:
Originally Posted by Agnimitra
Well, the reason I baulk at letting this theory bite the dust , is because the similarities do not seem to stop at mere moral codes and ethical injunctions.

Not only does it not limit to morality, it is also pervasive through the biography of both the men.

To strictly follow chronology , I would request you to examine the birth of Jesus and Buddha first. I dont want to take too much at a time

Compare the names of the mothers– Queen Maya and Ma(r)ya.
Mâyâ was later regarded as a virgin and King Suddhodhana as a stepfather, just like Joseph.

Both of them are visited by celestial beings (an angel and a white elephant who foretells the birth of the savior )

Buddha is born while his mother is in a travel, under a tree. Jesus is also born while in travel.

Buddha emits a dazzling light and Jesus elicits a blue star.
Buddha receives homage from Gandharvas and Devas in the Sky. Jesus gets homage from angels in the sky.

Buddha is called son of God (devaputra), descended from Brahma. Jesus also claims lineage from “Abraham”.Compare the names “Abraham” and “Brahma”

Both are thus of royal descent. Jesus is called son of David and Buddha is of the great Ishkavu dynasty

Wise men gather in both cases.

In a text called Nidhanakatha, a noble woman says of the Budhda “Verily, that mother is blessed, who has given birth to a man like this one”.
Luke 11.27 talks of a woman who praises Mary –“Blessed is the womb, that bare thee and the paps which thou hast suckled.”

Of course, there are differences like Maya dying seven days later . But I do think all the above are too protruding from the coincidental.

For more similarities in life accounts and teachings of Buddha and Jesus one may like to read quite a few pages from the book “Jesus in India”:

“SECTION 2
Evidence from books on Buddhism”

Let it be clear that Buddhist scriptures have made available to us evidence of various kinds, which, on the whole, is enough to prove that Jesus (on whom be peace) must have come to the Punjab and Kashmir, etc. I set out this evidence herein, so that all impartial people may first study it, and then by arranging it as a connected account in their minds, may themselves come to the aforesaid conclusion. Here is the evidence. First: the titles given to the Buddha are similar to the titles given to Jesus. Likewise, the events of the life of Buddha resemble those of the life of Jesus. The reference here, however, is to the Buddhism of places within the boundaries of Tibet, like Leh, Lhasa, Gilgit and Hams, etc., which are the places about which it is proved that they were visited by Jesus.”

Pages 83-99
“Jesus in India” by Mirza Ghulam Ahmad

http://www.alislam.org/library/books/Jesus-in-India.pdf

Regards

Buddha and Jesus got knowledge and wisdom from the same one source; hence their similarities

April 22, 2014

One is implored to read/join discussion on the following religious education forum to see the context of this post and then after due deliberation form one’s own independent opinion:

http://www.religiousforums.com/forum/comparative-religion/161610-has-buddhism-influenced-christianity-6.html#post3734188

Paarsurrey wrote:

Quote:
Originally Posted by idav
I believe the gnostic chritian interpretation parralels the mahayanian buddhist school of thought.

I believe it is possible for anyone can tap into the source since god is within all and they parallel when it works. Whether people attach needless dogma to the concepts doesnt change what it is at its core.

I agree with your thought that since Buddha and Jesus got knowledge and wisdom from the same one source, which I believe to be the light/revelation from the One-True-God, hence similarities in their teachings and the world-view; though they were some five hundred years apart in time.

Regards

Enlightenment of Buddha and Revelation of Moses: The Teachings they got

April 18, 2012

Question: What is enlightenement that Buddha got?

Paarsurrey answers:

Buddha believed in a religion which he got and announced when he got “enlightenment” after when he made Mara to flight from his self. I think by enlightenment he meant “revelation” like Moses got on the mountain.

Moses got enlightenment from fire (light) in the bush he saw on the mountain; Buddha got his enlightenment (fire) under a banyan tree;getting fire or light is getting teachings from revelation.

Jesus and Mary would introduce and lead them to Muhammad

November 28, 2009

Jesus and Mary would introduce and lead them to Muhammad

http://forum09.faithfreedom.org/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=4944&p=82705#p82705

Ram wrote:

I don’t understand what you mean by you love Jesus and Mary? This is a meaningless expression. Nobody can love any entity which has been dead for thousands of years.

Paarsurrey wrote:

Hi friends

The Atheists Agnostics and Christian posters have collaborated in this forum only to use hate words against Muhammad; who died 1400 years ago; never had they thought as to how meaningless it is for them to use such hate words against a person who died 1400 years ago.

If I love Jesus and Mary as mentioned in Quran; it is meaningful for the world. If their eyes are dazzled to the light of Muhammad and they are unable to understand Muhammad; his teachings and his deeds due to their biased approach, I would like they love Jesus and Mary as a first stage; and when their eyes are used to see, Jesus and Mary would introduced them and lead them to the great man Muhammad.

Perhaps they understand!

I love Jesus and Mary as mentioned in Quran.

Thanks

I am an Ahmadi peaceful Muslim

“The Bible cannot be taken literally”

October 29, 2009

http://newsweek.washingtonpost.com/onfaith/panelists/rebecca_goldstein/2009/10/god_and_the_moral_muddle.html#comments

Hi friends

“The Bible cannot be taken literally”

We know that the Messengers Prophets of the Creator – God Allah YHWH, like Moses, Noah, Abraham and Jesus did receive Word of Revelation from Him. But unfortunately the Original Revelation has not been preserved literally and has been lost in the debris of time. We only get the glimpses of the Creator- God Allah YHWH’s Word. So definitely one does not get the true meaning and hence the true sense of it. I therefore agree that the Bible cannot be taken literally sometimes.

But at least we can understand academically that the Revelation had been received from God Allah YHWH. The lost part of the Bible or its ethical, moral and spiritual teachings can however be recovered/ modified or understood.

I love Jesus and Mary as mentioned in Quran.

Thanks

I am an Ahmadi peaceful Muslim