Idolating Buddha

A Brahmin asked Gautama Buddha  

A brahmin once asked The Blessed One:

“Are you a God?”
“No, brahmin” said The Blessed One.

Buddha himself has said that he is not a god , and the greatest insult to Buddha is not from those who oppose his teachings but from his “followers” who say that ” sorry Buddha your teachings are the best but we are not able to follow, but just to remember you we will make Idols of you and worship the idols”

In his life time Buddha has told his followers not to make any statues or idols of him.

Buddha lived a life of austerity and also preached such, he had only two meals a day… after sunrise and sunset…. He was a thin, small structured man… but Idols depict a large stout plum man… somewhat obese….. what you see of the idols of Buddha were all imaginations of those who made the idols

The first Image of Buddha was the Bamiyan statues in  Afghanistan , were made more than 500 years after the death of Buddha, The persons who made the statues could not have seen Buddha in person….. that means the image of Buddha is their imagination…..They were dynamited and destroyed in March 2001 by the Taliban,

Bamiyan statues in Afghanistan

Are you a saint?”
“No, brahmin” said The Blessed One.

“Are you a magician?”
“No, brahmin” said The Blessed One.
“What are you then?”
“I am awake.

we are not gods, we are not saints, we are not magicians

We need to be AWAKE….    Psychologically

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