Ancient Buddhism from the recent roman empire?????
People of India have been materially the richest on this planet in times past. They are blessed to detach from that illusion called maya, that matter can take one to the kingdom of GOD.
BLESSED ARE THE POOR, (not the poor-in-spirit) as a snake may twist translations
rather and truthfully: BLESSED ARE THE POOR (implied materially) For IN SPIRIT they shall see GOD... and they do quite obviously. God does not dwell in matter. It is said in a previous post We are not the body and this is true. We are neither the mind, the emotions or the intellect. Are we then to add material and sensory things to bind the body forever in matter? or shall we live by spirit and release?
Where is the god of those so poor and actually deluded of spirit as to think that matter and riches can gain one entrance into the kingdom? One cannot serve two masters either serve the matter below or the spirit above. We know what happens to the lukewarm. BIG Hint: Serving the spirit above brings balance below. Serving the matter below brings matter INdeed. Imbalance ensues the WISE here/hear SOL-OM-ON. all this material is vanity.
Of the many thousands of readers out there, are any Buddhists here that pray to buddha as if he is an external god that can be prayed to? . Any fool can focus and develop powers we are taught however not to focus on them as they bind us to this matter. Those who focus on the siddhis are taken over by ego.
What is the source of this kentucky preacher who brought 'budah leaders' on stage and details where a budah leader would actually desire illusions of ego I would like to read the account. Oh forget it my secret power is not only do I see into the future as easy as the past I also see the present moment and know there is no reliable source as described.