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6.4. BUDDHISM


According to the traditions, Siddaharta Gautama, to the dawn after a night meditation, he had become the “Illuminated” and in payee of a new religion because he knew the secret of the salvation. It was no longer Siddharta, now it was Buddha that means in Sanskrit “awake him; that he woke up to the Truth”.

 Buddha like Jesus did not leave anything written, his teachings to him attributed they were transmitted vocally and alone they began to be written centuries after his death. For that reason, at most as the gospels of the New Testament, they represent what their followers of later generations believed that he had said and fact. This means that there is not any contemporary source of Buddha, who lived in the north of the India in the century VI before our era, that he tells us something about him. Of course that outlines us a problem. ¿How were those “canonical texts” of the Buddhism obtained?

 Those “biographies” of Gautama, as later it would pass with Jesus, they are of late origin and they are replete of legendary and mythical data, and the oldest canonical texts are product of a long process of oral transmission that seemingly included certain revision grade and many additions. Neither a single word of the registered teaching can be attributed with absolute certainty to Gautama or in the case of Jesus to himself.

 Paradoxically, the Buddhism born in the India and after having progressed there, it was deeply combated by the Brahman religion, divided for polemic theological and internal fights, its presence in the original land would it has been reduced today to minuscule groups. On the other hand, it was imposed in a definitive way in the bordering districts and in a large part of the Far East. At the present time, more and more western people have done each other face to face with the Buddhism due to the growing migrations. This, together with the obsolete dogmatism and the spiritual decadence of the traditional churches, it has produced certain progressive conversion to this religion.

Due to the "great quantity of legends and miracles", it is impossible to take out of among them the historical life of Buddha, like it happens later to Jesus.

The conception and the birth of Buddha can be taken out of the Sanskrit texts, of how in dream the mother of the Buddha, the Queen Mayan Maha, ended up conceiving Gautama,  according to which four angels took it to the Himalayan where it was taken a bath and purified of all human stain. Not far from there it was the silver hill in elegant golden residence where they extended her in a divine channel and the presence of the magnify white elephant produced the conception in the stomach of her.

When the queen counted the dream to her husband the king, he calls to the eminent Hindu priests so that they interpreted the dream, they informed him that she would have a son that would end up being a king that would make go back the clouds of the sin and the folly in this world. Later the miracles were happened; a thousand worlds trembled and the fire of all the hells it turns off, the illnesses ceased among the men, the musical instruments played notes without nobody played them, in the oceans the waters became sweet, in short, everything it happened because the savior of the world would arrive.

Born the future Buddha with a white canopy above the head examines the four parts of the world and he exclaims with non equaling sound: I am the main one, the best and the first of the world; this is my last birth; nevermore I am born again. Narration so elaborated as this of legends and myths it remits us in the history from the religions to that the telling in the New Testament with the Messiah's nativity birth in the cradle of Belen.

The crucial moment of the career of Sidarta was when for the first time in the life, he saw a sick man, to a man of advanced age, to another in the misery and to a dead. Does this experience anguish him deeply, and did he wonder the meaning of the life: ¿why were the men born, alone to suffer, to age and to die? He abandoned his family, possessions and his prince name and stepped the following six years looking for the answer between the teachers and gurus of the Hinduism; but he was not successful. The stories tell us that it followed a meditation course, fast, yoga and extreme renouncement, but it did not find tranquility either spiritual illumination.

With the time he realized that his extreme course of renouncement was as useless as the life given to the satisfaction of its desires that had taken before. Then he adopted that he called the Intermediate Road, a course in that it avoided the ends of the lifestyles that it had continued. After deciding that he will find the answer in his own condition of conscious entity, he sat down to constantly meditate during four weeks until supposedly it happened to beyond all knowledge and understanding and he reached the illumination.

By means of this process it had reached the last goal; the nirvana, the state of peace and perfect illumination, free of the desires and the suffering. Buddha is the man that found the path to the illumination for himself and he taught it to his followers, it is the last of a Buddha’s series that they have come to the world to preach, reviving and to teach the new truth, the dharma; being loved those some to the other ones, concept that centuries later the Christianity would take it as own.
The Buddhism accepts the transmigration, that is to say successive deaths to reborn countless number of times until reaching the Nirvana, when it has been given up all desire of living.

The four noble truths of the Buddhism are: 1. All existence is suffering; 2. The suffering arises of the desire or yearning; 3. The ceasing of the desires means the end of the suffering; 4. The ceasing of the desires is achieved following the truth of the eight paths: a) Fair understanding, b) Fair aspirations, c) The fair word, d) The fair behavior, e) The fair way to live, f) The true efforts, g) The true discipline of itself, h) The acquisition of the true happiness.

The spiritual liberation is achieved for: the charity and the universal love and to get rid of the selfishness. For itself it arrives to the knowledge and not for revelation, like the Mahavaga says. The reincarnation is a desire to end up being, that decreases to a simple possibility and for the spiritual liberation it arrives to the suppression of the suffering.
 
It is said that in their channel of death the Buddha gave this indication to his pupils: "you only look for salvation in the truth; you do not go for help to anybody apart from yourself." For that reason, according to the Buddha the illumination does not come from God, but of the personal effort to develop the way of thinking right and the good works.

It is not difficult to see why not it received welcome this teaching in the Indian society of that time. On one hand, it condemned the religious practices characterized by avidity and corruption that the Brahmins promoted, the priestly breed, and for other, it condemned the austere asceticism of the Jainas and other mystic sects. Also, it abolished the sacrifices and the myths, the myriad of natural and analogical gods and goddesses, and the grievous system of breeds that it dominated and it enslaved people in all aspect of the life, in few words: it promised liberation to everybody who was willing to follow the way to the Buddha.

The Buddhism accepts the transmigration, that is to say successive deaths to reborn countless number of times until reaching the Nirvana, when it has been given up all desire of living.
The four noble truths of the Buddhism are: 1. All existence is suffering; 2. The suffering arises of the desire or yearning; 3. The ceasing of the desires means the end of the suffering; 4. The ceasing of the desires is achieved following the truth of the eight paths: a) Fair understanding, b) Fair aspirations, c) The fair word, d) The fair behavior, e) The fair way to live, f) The true efforts, g) The true discipline of itself, h) The acquisition of the true happiness.

The spiritual liberation is achieved for: the charity and the universal love and to get rid of the selfishness. For itself it arrives to the knowledge and not for revelation, like the Mahavaga says. The reincarnation is a desire to end up being, that decreases to a simple possibility and for the spiritual liberation it arrives to the suppression of the suffering.

It is said that in their channel of death the Buddha gave this indication to his pupils: "you only look for salvation in the truth; you do not go for help to anybody apart from yourself." For that reason, according to the Buddha the illumination does not come from God, but of the personal effort to develop the way of thinking right and the good works.

It is not difficult to see why not it received welcome this teaching in the Indian society of that time. On one hand, it condemned the religious practices characterized by avidity and corruption that the Brahmins promoted, the priestly breed, and for other, it condemned the austere asceticism of the Jainas and other mystic sects. Also, it abolished the sacrifices and the myths, the myriad of natural and analogical gods and goddesses, and the grievous system of breeds that it dominated and it enslaved people in all aspect of the life, in few words: it promised liberation to everybody who was willing to follow the way to the Buddha.

The Buddhism accepts the transmigration, that is to say successive deaths to reborn countless number of times until reaching the Nirvana, when it has been given up all desire of living.

The four noble truths of the Buddhism are: 1. All existence is suffering; 2. The suffering arises of the desire or yearning; 3. The ceasing of the desires means the end of the suffering; 4. The ceasing of the desires is achieved following the truth of the eight paths: a) Fair understanding, b) Fair aspirations, c) The fair word, d) The fair behavior, e) The fair way to live, f) The true efforts, g) The true discipline of itself, h) The acquisition of the true happiness.

The spiritual liberation is achieved for: the charity and the universal love and to get rid of the selfishness. For itself it arrives to the knowledge and not for revelation, like the Mahavaga says. The reincarnation is a desire to end up being, that decreases to a simple possibility and for the spiritual liberation it arrives to the suppression of the suffering.
 
It is said that in their channel of death the Buddha gave this indication to his pupils: "you only look for salvation in the truth; you do not go for help to anybody apart from yourself." For that reason, according to the Buddha the illumination does not come from God, but of the personal effort to develop the way of thinking right and the good works.

It is not difficult to see why not it received welcome this teaching in the Indian society of that time. On one hand, it condemned the religious practices characterized by avidity and corruption that the Brahmins promoted, the priestly breed, and for other, it condemned the austere asceticism of the Jainas and other mystic sects. Also, it abolished the sacrifices and the myths, the myriad of natural and analogical gods and goddesses, and the grievous system of breeds that it dominated and it enslaved people in all aspect of the life, in few words: it promised liberation to everybody who was willing to follow the way to the Buddha.

The Buddhism teaches the route to the kindness and the salvation without a personal God; the highest knowledge without a "revelation", the redemption possibility without a redeemer that substitutes it, a salvation in which each one is its own savior.

The mind that grows can with the same easiness to assimilate the idea of an universe directed by unalterable Law as assimilating the concept of a distant Character that maybe never sees, that lives who knows no where, and that in some time from nothing created an Universe that is full with enmity, injustice, inequality of opportunities, suffering and endless war.

The Buddhism offers a very fertile field for the design of religions, because it offers a salvation doctrine and a morals without committing with any personal god. Then, the designer places the natural image and it builds his religion with the elements toasted by the Buddhism. This would happen later centuries to Jesus, when he took as analogical image that of their supposed eternal father: Yahweh, who in his turn took the virtues and powers of Murdock, king of the gods and of the men from Babylon, to become in Lord of the universe and the man's creator.

The Buddhists do not try to establish nexuses with the divinities, but reaching a psychological state of unalterable peace, in theory the Buddhism does not plead to believe in God neither in a creator. The Buddha who never affirmed to be God, as well as it happened to Jesus, it has arrived to be worshipped as a god in the whole sense of the word, with temples, sanctuaries, practices, images, relics and to the bodhisatvas; beings that have pursued for themselves the illumination, have ended up being objects to those that the devote Buddhists offer prayers, offerings and devotion, like it happens to the saints from the Christianity to those that are equivalent. Buddha is however the prototype of the natural and concrete image of the divinity and synthesis of the humanity, as centuries later would happen to Jesus.

For the Buddhism there are incalculable gods that live in eternal happiness, as the celestial court of the Christianity with angels, archangels, seraphs and cherubs and other that accompany the Eternal Father, to his supposed son Jesus, but they do not have relationship with the human beings and their perfection is smaller to that of a person than it reaches the Buddha state. There are not superior god neither creator in this religion, and that is pursued with the meditation and interior withdrawal is not to be linked with a god, but something difficult to define: an intimate illumination, an auto-satisfactory ecstasy.

The methods to exercise the mind of the monks toward the purification, main topic of the Buddhist literature, they are not guided by theological neither philosophical reflections; they are rather of psychological order.

Correlative of this it is the fact that the blame concepts, regret or pardon do not exist, neither distinctions like those that the western thought makes among conscience and matter, object and subject, soul and divinity.

The salvation is related with the Nirvana. Who reaches it, he can have the certainty of escaping to the indefinite circle and crumpling of the reincarnations. But there is something more immediate, and it is the state of peace and liberation that it accompanies to the nirvana, consistent in the pleased detachment of all human necessity.
Another thing to point out is that to its way and in its environment, the Buddhism put the redemption hope a little more near the men and in this sense it overcomes the experience of other big religions.