At one level, Buddhism offers practical tools that anyone can use irrespective of their religion. Beyond that, to fully benefit, one has to break free from all sorts of religious clinging – theistic, atheistic and agnostic, to take an open journey of awareness – with reason and direct seeing. Here is an analysis on this crucial point to understand Buddhism.
Freedom – a poetry by Yogi Prabodha Jnana, exploring various aspects of freedom – outer and inner. The ultimate freedom comes from inner expanse. ” … Fetters of emotions turn into a play of joyous compassion! Clouds of confusion dissolve in the clear expanse! …”
Along with the demise of Buddhism in India, its birthplace, the insight into its deeper meaning also vanished from here without a trace. Yet there still remains in this land the inspiration that the Awakened One, the Buddha provided through his fearlessness and purity, his views on social equality and his doctrine of non-violence and compassion.