Oneness - True Faith
Did Buddha Say There is No Soul & No God? Posted on: 1/29 12:33:48
2004/3/26 7:04
From Nottingham, UK
Posts: 2607
Buddha means Discernment, and in deep meditation, we can understand the same as Buddha understood.

Buddha wasn't saying we do not have a soul, he was addressing that Self is an attachment to being a thing; when at a root level, we are part of infinite consciousness, which belongs to all selves.

The same when Buddha referred to the Source of reality, he didn't call it God or Brahman; Buddha used the terminology ‘Universal Mind’ in the Laṅkāvatāra Sūtra.

From Buddha's perspective, the soul is part of santāna, which means a continual evolving piece of music; where we all exist inside this Universal Symphony.

When we let go of attachment to everything (Nirvana), we realize we are all just part of the music; yet when we attach to things, this leads to suffering, as everything is transitory.

Buddha was trying to show how Dharmic ideas (Hinduism) with Self-Realization, had gone the wrong way; as Source is selfless, and the religion had become anthropomorphised.

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