How did the childhood experiences of Siddhartha Gautama (Buddha) lead to his questioning of the spiritual…?

- Advertisement -

How did the childhood experiences of Siddhartha Guatama (Buddha) lead to his questioning of the spiritual practices of his time?

- Advertisement -
Subscribe
Notify of
guest
3 Comments
Most Voted
Newest Oldest
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
James G

He lived in luxury and was prevented from witnessing sorrow or suffering. While this was a privileged and usually pleasant existence, it was unreal. His encounter with suffering changed his perception of the reality of life and suffering.

Bill P

First of all, He had an inquiring mind. Anyone delving into religious
dogma must have such a mind set, or they will just buy the farm.
Being shielded from daily affairs of the masses caused great
consternation when he saw the real world.
He searched his whole lifetime for truths that would improve
and elevate the lot of man

Xiao Gui

When the Buddha first traveled outside of his palace and witnessed human suffering, he became disillusioned with the life of luxury he led. He felt compassion for those who were less fortunate, and was thus compelled to reject the idea that people are born into low castes to suffer for the sins of their past lives.
Suttas where the Buddha questions the idea that suffering is caused by sins in past lives (he is speaking to Jains):
Culadukkhakkhandha Sutta:
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/mn/mn.014.than.html
Devadaha Sutta:
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/mn/mn.101.than.html
It was also this that led him to say:
Not by birth does one become outcast,
Not by birth does one become revered,
By deeds does one become outcast,
By deeds does one become revered.

Related

Unlocking mind powers/subconscious, spirituality?

can you guys suggest a good website or good books that will help me become spiritually aware and awake and stuff that will help...

where can i find occult stores in the detroit area?

i live in wyandotte and am looking for an occult store that carries wiccan supplies.

Is feminine energy the way out of this mess?

Seems that masculine energy has created a huge mess in this world. IMO, we all have both masculine and feminine energy within us....

Is a Blair Witch Project based on a true story?

I've found some sites that say it is and some that say it isn't. I just wanna know if that really happened.

Universal consciousness? Matter perceiving its own existence?

Humans and other species have consciousness. Humans in particular, can understand concepts such as gravity, atoms, quarks, and all of matter. But humans are...
3
0
Would love your thoughts, please comment.x
()
x