Difference Between Krishna and Buddha

Posted by wizanda on 1518096705


The difference between these enlightened teachers on 'Atman' isn't because of what Krishna was saying; as Krishna isn't using the word Atman to mean self, he seems to be using it in the context of recognizing the soul...

Where Buddha used the word 'heart' as being the soul that we must recognize; as my understanding is that Hinduism was confused by that time period, and due to other texts like the Upanishads, they had concluded that Atman was meaning self...

Thus they'd also concluded that Brahman had a self...

So Buddha then uses the Universal Mind for Brahman without a name; as Brahman has no self, and Krishna did not imply this either.

Krishna does make a point of Bhakti towards himself, and that by devotion to a Divine incarnation (avatar) we connect to the Source; whereas Buddha taught connect to the Source, and recognize we all have the potential to be avatars/Bodhisattva.

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