The Buddha’s life stories and jataka narratives contrast the values shown in Hindu mythology. Buddhism was born from a world of people searching for answers that Hinduism couldn’t give them on things like the caste system, suffering, and other universal truths. Hinduism is the oldest religion with a very broad range of followers and their interpretation of Hindu values and beliefs. The two religions themselves are very similar but do have strikingly inherent differences. The Buddhist religion values extreme selflessness While the Hindu belief focuses on dharma and the balance of the cosmic universe.
Yoga is abiding by the principles of truth and avoiding the path of untruth. Yoga is a science which is meant for the study of the reflective. It is for those who are convinced that the world of the senses has nothing substantial to offer. Yoga is a process of continuous transformation. The inner perfection of self-realization can only come to be revealed by experience.
Intuition Development: Many occult and spiritual traditions teach that we all posses an intuitive level of knowledge within us, but that we can only tap into it when we let go of our ego-based thoughts and emotions. For this reason, meditation is a big component of most intuition-development training programs. There are thousands of such programs, so it is difficult to recommend just one, but Dr. Mona Lisa Schulz offers a grounded, modern approach in her book Awakening
In delving into the works of Siddartha and I am Malala by Malala Yousafzai, as well as examples of learning experiences in my own life story, it will be proven that wisdom can never be taught but through actual life and actual painful memories. In the book Siddhartha, Hesse shows that only going through life and the experiences that come with, that you can learn Wisdom. Many times, in the events of Siddhartha, the main titular character Siddhartha finds many teachers and their philosophies underwhelming and not what he needs. He immerses himself in every teaching he can come by, and every time he leaves in search of a better way to find enlightenment. One occurrence of this comes when he confronts Gautama the Buddha, “Yesterday, O Sublime One, I had the privilege of hearing your marvelous teachings.
It is not only a series of exercises rather includes spiritual and philosophical approach. Eggleston (2009) stated that “Yoga is the recognition of the divine within the self outside of the body and connection between the self and the other outside the self” (p 966). The theoretical aspect emphasizes self – culture and the realization of the individual with the supreme self. The practical aspect involves some postural and breathing exercises. Yoga practice in America and Europe is mostly limited to its practical side (Singleton, 2010) which has never been the chief feature of Indian Yoga.
The distinction between knowledge and wisdom is a prominent theme in Siddhartha. While knowledge is simply the accumulation of information, wisdom is the application and a deeper understanding of the information and experiences one has gathered throughout their life. Siddhartha did not attain enlightenment through merely the collection of information, but through contextualizing his actions, thus he is able to have a personal and deep connection to his ego and the world around it. At the beginning of the novel we read of Siddhartha 's Brahmin upbringing. He excelled in the scriptures and rituals, yet he grew to find such practices problematic.
They also dominate the Hindu priesthood, however, the “other castes due in fact have sacred specialists, but they do not compare to the statues of a Brahmin” (Kelete, 2015). However, Modern Hinduism do not hold any restrictions on the lower castes. There is in fact a group called Shantikuni Spiritual Center at Haridwar that are working on trying to bring unity toward a land that is interrupted by countless divisions (All World Gayatri Pariwar,
Hindus do not believe in existence of prophets but the myriads of deity instead. Hindus believe in rebirth or reincarnation and every live has four cycles which are Dharma, Artha, Karma and Moksha. In every life, they need to accumulate good deeds to move up to the next cycle of life and achieve the ultimate goal in the life which is moksha which means self-realization or enlightenment. It could be said that the other three are simply stepping stones to obtain the goal. It is somewhat difficult to grasp an exact definition of what dharma means in Hinduism, because there are so many uses of the word in stories and scriptures.
And then he asked, “Where do you think a Master’s consciousness is centered?” “At the spiritual eye?” Swamiji replied, “Correct.” The interchange sounds trivial, but somehow during this brief conversation, it became deeply embedded that I must strive to keep my consciousness at the spiritual eye, at all times. I asked him if it was okay that I was doing the Aum technique with the mudra and the aum board after Kriya. He said, well, Master did teach it Hong Sau, then Aum technique, and then Kriya for a reason. Each of those steps helps you progressively go inward. He then said,
No matter what we choose, most important is to stay focused and not blame the others for any situation, even if it feels very ugly. While we seek our own expression, it is recommended to learn about Freud's teaching or Jung's approach to the collective unconscious, to understand our dreams and the symbols and myths as reflected in reality. Furthermore, it is worth recognizing the behavioural patterns of a family or analyze genetics. Karmic diagnostics can look into our previous lives and teach us lessons that we have to fulfill in the present life. If, however, we do not believe in the reincarnation, we can still go to a hypnotist, listen to spiritual teachers or be devoted to any religion.