Buddha

Buddha

Siddhartha Gautama was a spiritual teacher believed to have lived between approximately 563 BCE and 483 BCE on the Indian subcontinent, in the Gangetic Plains area of modern Nepal and northern India. He became "the Buddha" ("Awakened One") after embarking on a quest for spiritual meaning.


"Are you a God?" they asked the Buddha.
"No," he replied.
"Are you an angel, then?"
"No."
"A saint?"
"No."
"Then what are you?"
Replied the Buddha: "I am awake."

~ Links ~
Learn more about the Buddha and Buddhism at The Big View
Story of The Four Sights
The Eight Fold Path 1 2
Zen Koans 1 2
Tripitaka - The Pali Canon 1 2
Buddha wiki article

" Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it.
Do not believe simply because it has been handed down for many generations.
Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many.
Do not believe in anything simply because it is written in Holy Scriptures.
Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of teachers, elders, or wise men.
Believe only after careful observation and analysis, when you find that it agrees with reason,
and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all. Then accept it and live up to it."
Buddha

(and even then keep your Belief System flexible
my motto is "believe nothing", so you don't filter out
anything that goes against your (uninformed) beliefs.
Even Buddha didn't know how weird reality was gonna get.)

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"The religion of the future will be a cosmic religion. It should transcend a personal God and avoid dogmas and theology. Covering both the natural and the spiritual, it should be based on a religious sense arising from the experience of all things, natural and spiritual as a meaningful unity. If there is any religion that would cope with modern scientific needs, it would be Buddhism."
Albert Einstein

My opinion is religion is an obsolete concept, spirituality will suffice.