NeoBuddism was made after a realization that many Buddhists in today’s society are not following the four main vows of Buddha, that enlightenment, and ending the cycle of rebirth lies down a different path than what you see the typical Buddhist doing.
Buddha employs the fiction of birth and death to save people who are entangled in the bondage of desires.
In current Buddhist society the top Buddhists have iron wills. But I believe they lack putting any real ACTION or PURPOSE behind this because of a misinterpretation.
Buddhism has been tainted by a false interpretation focusing too much on relinquishing attachment IN GENERAL. The idea is to relinquish attachment to earthly desires in order to DO MORE. Not to meditate all day to do nothing. In an effort of learning all teachings, we will re-evaluate the core values, and give a new perspective based on the teachings. The core re-evaluation leads us to the idea that Nirvana is something to achieve in this realm. And that leaving this realm is a negative desire in it of itself.
Buddha has four great vows:
- To renounce all worldly desires
- To learn all teachings
- To attain perfect enlightenment
- To save all people
Let’s break them down.
- Many people have regarded this initial vow as meaning to renounce. But here’s what the true text says “Desires for tangible things (such as wealth, property, or other material goods) or for pleasures of the body (such as sexual activity, gluttony, or other hedonistic pursuits). Buddhism teaches us to try to let go of our worldly desires, freeing our minds and bodies for a state of enlightenment.”
As it says, freeing our minds and bodies for a state of enlightenment.
- Learning all teachings requires knowing all things, we do not even know how consciousness works yet. To learn all teachings, we need more time.
- “In Buddhism, enlightenment (called bodhi in Indian Buddhism, or satori in Zen Buddhism) is when a Buddhist finds the truth about life and stops being reborn because they have reached Nirvana.” In order to stop the cycle of rebirth, we must stop the death to life cycle. With infinite time our particles are always brought back to a conscious form. Until we find a conscious form to reach Nirvana in, we will repeat the cycle. “Rebirth in Buddhism refers to its teaching that the actions of a person lead to a new existence after death, in an endless cycle called saṃsāra. This cycle is considered to be dukkha, unsatisfactory and painful. The cycle stops only if liberation is achieved by insight and the extinguishing of craving.
- To save all people: this is by far the biggest vow that is failed to be recognized by modern Buddhist society. Outreach is a non-factor. So many people who need this valuable information are left in the dark, with no outreach from Buddhists.
Buddha’s views of suicide:
Suicide is based on desire and ignorance.
Based on this let’s enter a thought experiment.
If I am in the middle of a lake, I have the capability to swim, and the lack of my action would be suicide, no?
What if the waves are pushing against me, what if I am unsure where I would make it to shore?
Are we not commiting modern day suicide to not try and continue, given we are at the one point in a existing beings timeline when it has become possible? Is there not a life that you can live where you have a major impact.
Imagine if you have a fatal illness and the cure was within reach but you choose to let yourself die, this is simply a form of suicide, if we do not fight for our lives, we do not fight to save all lives.
Do not be ignorant to the possibility of this. With the advent of the internet humanity has more opportunity and power across board than ever before. We have also been overladen with distraction. Never could a normal lifespan give all the teachings and meaning necessary. A new era is starting in the world, and in life.
Even if the odds are stacked against you. You should still do it.
What about love?
I was reading about nonduality and enlightenment as someone intrigued by Eastern religion/philosophy, and it seems awakening leads to detachment from the world. But I like the universe. I like being in love, even if it means tolerating suffering. I don't want equanimity. I want passion - for people, for purpose, for life.
“Buddhas have the ultimate purpose of helping to awaken living beings to transcend the suffering of birth and death”
My life should be maximizing the amount I give. Feed my ego of being selfless and caring not for materials
I know what I was born to do, I will make mistakes in doing it that will give me guidance and lead in time to enlightenment. I must continue to learn before I teach
In the beginning worldly possessions will be used to gain and attract followers as a means of persuasion and attraction to our likeness. As things move forward our likeness and movement will be large and provide the necessary attraction in it of itself. The buildings we use for our laboratories, the machinery we use for our research will speak louder and truer than a sports car and designer clothing.
We must resonate with the the general population employ the fiction of people’s desired lives and shitting on it. Show that type of lifestyle does not bring happiness or joy and how meaningless and worthless it i.
People are dying because of your inaction, it’s hard to connect. Easy when there’s a drowning kid you can save directly, because the you get the gratification. BUT YOU ARNT A MONKEY, you are a conscious human intellectual being and people will die without your help and you can consciously understand that fact.
When you are on a ship, and the people on there have death sentences, and you must help save the ship for humanity you do it. Earth is our ship, it flies through space, it has an atmosphere that keeps us safe, an ecosystem that we survive in, one that we are polluting from the inside.
Stop glorifying the nasty parts of our human nature like clubbing on the weekends. It’s savagery. It’s core monkey level existence that societally is not yet viewed that way.
Human act entirely based on what’s cool, it’s the mechanism of us fitting in.
Racism used to be “in” but then we woke up. It trended out, as bubble and groups wake up to better means of thinking, society progresses. Welcome internet, thanks for proving a platform for us to talk to each other without pure capitalistic intents necessary to drive large amounts of viewership. The relinquish of control on the way society functions has broken