Wednesday, May 05, 2004

An interesting article on Buddha by antu dey, written on the anniversary of Buddha - May 04...

excerpts from the article:

Today is the birth anniversary of the greatest Hindu ever. About 2500 years ago, a span of about 100 human generations, in the foothills of the Himalayas, Gautama Siddhartha was born who later on attained Enlightenment and became a buddha. He became 'awakened'. He walked the earth just like you and me. His profound realisation of the truths of impermanence and no-self is arguably the most exalted ideas that human mind has ever conceived and cannot be surpassed. It will take humanity another 100 generations to fully comprehend those two truths. We are, thus, temporally located somewhere half-way between when those truths were first enunciated by the Buddha and when humanity becomes enlightened as a collective.


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