Ancient and outdated religion

New methods in Buddhism

ABC of Buddhism




Texts by:
Sebastian Naslund
info @ arrandir.se


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Ancient Buddhism



When Sidharta Gautama sat down to contemplate the the essence of being alive it was in a very different environment than today.

The Buddha presented a solution for his time 2500 years ago. Even though he fully understood the dhamma (the ways of nature and mans role in it) he could not have foreseen urbanization and how new living conditions slowly changes man genetically and biologically, and in the long run socially and psychologically.

The buddhist method of dealing with dukkha (lifes suffering) is outdated and lots of Sidhartas teaching has been twisted into teism (worshipping). The Buddhist method asks us to create a mental state in which the Buddhist philosophy becomes true. As in any religion: “see the world our way, and we promise you the world (and our teachings) will make sense”.

Buddhism has many benefits for our mental wellbeing. It is sad to see so many spiritual seekers lose faith in Buddhism when they are confronted with joyless teachings that seem to claim that life as something that has to be escaped, it is suffering and nothing has muh of a meaning.

Altogether it is a different man that meets the dhamma (the Buddhist teaching) today.



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