Buddhism Is An Education - Not A Religion in Spiritual Discussions Posted August 20, 2008 · Report reply WOW..... what a set of contradictions within this thread Buddhism is the shelter for those who became conscious that a conditiond soul is in a hopeless position so much so that they want to annul their whole existence. funny stuff..... almost like Muslim and Jewish folk shooting daggers at each other As in some lines of thought the Buddha is of Godhead, an avatar (prophet) linked with Krsna and Siva in the path of times evolution but then the opinion At the same time they insistently reject the path of accepting God as our eternal Father and we as His eternal servants he is mentioned like an anti-christ....... how about let's see what others say about knowledge and themselves TEXT 91 TEXT prabhu kahe,--"ami jiva', ati tuccha-jnana! vyasa-sutrera gambhira artha, vyasa--bhagavan SYNONYMS prabhu kahe--Lord Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu replied; ami jiva--I am an insignificant living being; ati tuccha-jnana--My knowledge is very meager; vyasa-sutrera--of the Vedanta-sutra, written by Vyasadeva; gambhira artha--very grave meaning; vyasa--Vyasadeva; bhagavan--the Supreme Personality of Godhead. TRANSLATION Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu replied, "I am an ordinary living being, and therefore my knowledge is very insignificant. However, the meaning of the Brahma-sutra is very grave because its author, Vyasadeva, is the Supreme Personality of Godhead Himself. Hmmm. seems that by leveling the playing field, the good of each contribution can be found. Perhaps it is 'we the people' that confuse the good? Perhaps it is why a sort of mediator will be the assistant to gather the truth into one TEXT 54 TEXT 'vedanta'-mate,--brahma 'sakara' nirupana 'nirguna' vyatireke tinho haya ta' 'saguna' SYNONYMS vedanta-mate--according to Vedanta philosophy; brahma--the Absolute Truth; sa-akara nirupana--established as the Supreme Personality of Godhead, a person; nirguna--without material qualifications; vyatireke--by indirect explanations; tinho--the Supreme Personality of Godhead; haya--is; ta'--indeed; sa-guna--fully qualified with spiritual attributes. TRANSLATION "According to Vedanta philosophy, the Absolute Truth is a person. When the word nirguna [without qualities] is used, it is to be understood that the Lord has attributes that are totally spiritual.