Buddhism Made Simple
(Dedicated to Universal Wisdom towards a Better World Deepak Sarkar, www.kolki.com)
Directing ones life towards enlightenment
Following Noble Eightfold Path to fulfilment!
Right View for Wisdom
Right Intention towards Freedom
Right Speech for Ethical Conduct
Right Action towards self evolution
Right Livelihood for peaceful mission
Right Effort for Mental Development
Right Mindfulness for universal vision
Adhering to The Precepts abstaining from (abstainance)
Harming living beings
Taking things not given freely
Sexual misconduct leading to adultery
False speech that pollutes trust and justice
Heedlessness using drugs and intoxicating drinks
Toxicizing human body taking untimely meals
Watching grotesque mime related erotic dancing-singing with music
Use of garlands, perfumes, and personal adornment
Use of high seats that encourage domination
Accepting gold or silver that induces and empowers self gratification!
Can certainly steer ones life on Earth
Towards fruitfulness without harming self and others
Lessening social and natural sufferings of this birth
Sharing the fruits of self-enlightenment around
While enjoying the bliss of consciousness with nature!
(Adapted from The Word of the Buddha*, Niyamatolika, The Buddhist Publication Society, 1971, p xii)
Author: Deepak Sarkar, 844 Royal Oak Ave, Victoria, BC V8X 3T2, Canada; Tel/Fax: 250-412-2897;
Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it. Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumoured by many. Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your religious books. Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders. Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations. But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it.
Gautam Buddha (563-483 B.C.)
Coincidentally, Semite Yahshua of Nazareth (deceivingly referred to as Jesus in Bible) once preached similar theme around first Century AD!
"Seek not the Law in your scriptures, for the Law is life, whereas the scripture is dead. The Law is the living word of the living God to living prophets for living men. In everything that is life, is the Law written. You find it in the grass, in the trees, in the river, in the mountain, in the birds of heaven, in the fishes of the sea, but seek it chiefly in yourselves. God did not write the Law in books, but in your heart and in your spirit. "