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Why We Cannot Follow Teachings of Jesus and Buddha

Val offers his views on dogmatic aspects of cultural paradigm with its religious, political, and medical sterile indoctrinations and taboos.

Millennia of holy books studies have not produced an evidence of their teachings manifesting in this world.

Millennia of holy books studies have not produced an evidence of their teachings manifesting in this world.

Do you need to be religious to be a good person & to develop your connection to the divine? Probably not.

-- Stefan Tomas

Spiritual Experience Is Not Communicable

In my wildest ambitions -- even if I had any -- I wouldn't compare myself with those great teachers; however, even on that small scale of my own spiritual path I could attest to the fact how it's next to impossible to empathically or otherwise duplicate others' spiritual experience.

For, so often, people would understand intellectually when I was describing something like my experience during a deep meditation, or my triggered-at-will divine blissfulness -- but then they would admit how beyond that conceptual understanding they didn't know what the hell I was talking about.

Thus, is a nutshell, here is my answer to the question stated in the title of this post:

We operate from much lower vibratory level than those Teachers of mankind did, mentally processing their words in accordance with that limitation. Spirituality is all about experience, not verbalizing, so we don't even know what is there to be "followed" -- while not knowing about experience behind those words.

Thus, when Jesus or Buddha would talk about "unconditional love", or "peace", those trying to follow their example were just stuck with their own concepts and a very limited emotional equivalent to those words.

We are a pissed off species, having invented a whole spectrum of those crappy emotions, some of them didn't even exist at biblical times, or 500 years earlier in Buddha's era. We have given stress a completely new meaning.

In those ancient times people were tough, life was constantly very demanding and testing, but their repertoire of bitching was rather short and mostly tied to those hardships of bare survival. We are different. Spoiled softies, running to our doctors at a first sneeze, paranoid about nonexistent enemies, even mother-in-law qualifying for one.

In times of Jesus and Buddha people's minds were open in their ignorance -- ours are closed in our ignorance, as we "got it all figured out". Actually, our minds are so crammed with that "junk of knowing" that both, Jesus and Buddha got downsized to merely a concept much mentioned in our religion.

For it's so much worse to know only half-truths than knowing nothing, and religions, politics, and even medicine are feeding us those half-truths making us half-informed but not enlightened and enabled to apply it in our lives.

How we are mentally handling those fine teachings of Jesus and Buddha reminds of a metaphor used in a certain book within a different context.

A farmer inherits a beautiful botanical garden from his city uncle, then, after consulting a botany book, keeps only those edible plants and disposes of all others.

Likewise, religious followers interpret those teachings from the levels of their limitations, oblivious to that whole unfathomable spiritual treasure that would demand much more effort, discipline and self-honesty on their part than they are willing to get into.

With our perverted sense of "unconditional love" we even got our gods in a fight with each other.

With our perverted sense of "unconditional love" we even got our gods in a fight with each other.

If you and your fancied god bay for the blood of another human, an imagined infidel, then both of you must be examined to determine if you and a poodle, and your master a doodle.

-- Fakeer Ishavardas

Our Gods in Imaginary War

We are one funny species indeed.

We indulge in all "seven deadly sins", plus the ones we made up with our modern style of sinning, and which were not covered in those "Ten Commandments". Mostly we kinda keep our religiousness on the back burner of our mind, for "just in case", feeling all "clean" after that very selective story revealed in a confession booth.

And we are also good Buddhists, quite a few of them rich movie stars in Hollywood, otherwise in India doing some prescribed rituals -- but disliking Hindus, Christians, Muslims and any other follower of any other messiah.

As for Christians, they are not only pissed at Muslims, Buddhists, and so on, but also at any other Christian denominations that's not their own.

Now, how is that in accordance with Jesus' and Buddha's teachings? Those guys devoted their lives to those two ideals -- love and peace -- while their followers can't even produce a cheap imitation of those ideals, thriving in a wild variety of ideological conflicts including wars.

And by the way, just look how both religions keep portraying those two ancient geniuses.

The Church made sure to keep showing Jesus as suffering on the cross -- as to evoke the feelings of debt and guilt in followers. reminding them of their sins, which would imply that he made that sacrifice "in vain". Well, some cash left on the way out of the church usually manages to wash that feeling away.

Buddha, on the other hand, had to be portrayed in statues and paintings as an obese dude with a happy grin of a well fed dude. Hey, brothers-Buddhists, wasn't he a slim yogi, abstaining from heavy meals with his alleged strict discipline? How did he ever get so fat on that diet?

So again I am saying -- not only that we don't know what to follow, but we keep a wrong image of our Teachers.

But the worst of all, we somehow managed to interpret those many teachings as a reason for religious intolerance, even religious wars. It's like those deities up there prefer a battlefield to a heaven in their celestial real estate.

Quite ironically, masses have died in the name of religious teachings -- while those True Teachers never demanded any of those sacrifices. Dark dogma replaced a life-celebrating philosophy of them two.

Maybe an image of Jesus would have inspired more if, instead of suffering on the cross, he was more portrayed as a young man playfully chasing Maria Magdalena on some sunny meadows sprinkled with daisies.

And maybe Siddhartha would have inspired more if he stayed at the stage of his spiritual quest where he drifted happily with his friend Govinda, tasted the joys of romance, and allowed his full humanness to be.

All that instead of crowning it with some tenets impossible to be followed by ordinary, undisciplined masses who couldn't afford to spend extended time sitting under a bodhi tree and meditate until they would hopefully achieve their enlightenment.

Spirituality has nothing to do with religion which is an establishment for manipulation with masses.

Spirituality has nothing to do with religion which is an establishment for manipulation with masses.

Peaceful atheists are far more spiritual than hateful theists.

-- Fakeer Ishavardas

No "Religious Antagonism" Between Jesus and Buddha

While we are so proud calling ourselves the followers of one or the other Teacher. we either don't know, or we are turning a blind eye to the fact that it's only us followers who are intolerant towards each other -- not those Teachers.

Imagine a hypothetical meeting of Buddha and Jesus.

Try to picture how they would treat each other, as even their auras would blend with their vibrant colors. From that resonance of frequencies making them almost celestial identical twins, would emanate vibes of love and peace, and also unutterable joy upon meeting each other.

What a difference it would be to both of them, after having to deal with an untold numbers of some clueless idiots pretending to be spiritual. (Now, take this as my own satirical note -- for Buddha and Jesus loved all people regardless of their intellectual capacity).

There would be joyous laughter and friendliness, and if their respective palms would come together, it wouldn't be for a prayer, but for closing the circuit of prana energy before a brotherly hug to pass onto each other their healing bliss.

Not a prayer to some deity indifferent to suffering of children, ignoring disasters, starvation, and deaf to the pleas of those who need reassurance and hope.

For neither of them was religious, otherwise they would have to belong to different camps, different indoctrinations, different deities.

Buddha and Jesus were "ancient quantum practitioners" of universal principles. They simply couldn't put their higher knowledge into words that people of those eras would have understood. Just like that famous cave meditator Milarepa couldn't explain to his students how exactly he managed to make his palm's deep imprints onto the stone wall of his cave.

Milarepa, all ascetic and green from surviving only on nettles growing around, had upgraded his consciousness to a point where he could experience both, himself and the wall, at the subatomic level of energy, and then just smoothly make those imprints. (You can Google the story together with actual pictures of those imprints).

Now, if he was able to do that quantum feat with his mind -- what miracles were Jesus and Buddha capable of? And how in the world could they possibly put it into words of some teaching that people would have understood?

So they talked about love and peace -- which was the closest to the mental conditions necessary for big positive changes in life.

Love and peace -- something that we, the "faithful followers" will ignore for some millennia in our cultural paradigm loaded with conflicts of all sorts.

Indeed, there are no cathedrals and temples high enough to hide the hypocrisy of all those wars inspired by religions misusing of the names of those two spiritual giants.

© 2022 Val Karas

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