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  • What is the difference between spiritual enlightenment and death?

    Question by ?: What is the difference between spiritual enlightenment and death?
    If enlightened man becomes a universal consciousness then dead man also mingle with universe when his body is buried.So what is the difference being enlightened and death?
    Buddhists say that in Enlightenment there is no ego or emotion.After death of man he never feels ego!
    So,why try to be enlightened when its automatically comes as death?
    Or it taught because people don’t know(some know but they don’t have its heartful understanding) the uncertainity of life in earth?
    Enlightenment lets you one into cosmos and naturaly death also?
    Then,meditation for enlightenment is just a preparation for people who don’t know it?because human is very complex?
    Many mystics said that its a experience.really what it is?
    Why many people not enlightened even they do meditation?

    Best answer:

    Answer by The Rookie
    You are, in fact, answering your own question.
    Could you meet death without fear, but with courage and understanding ?
    Death, after all, is no stranger to us, for we have lived and died innumerable times,
    Encountering one rebirth after another, in the never-ending round of birth and death.

    Death is just another change in existence, just moving on yet again.
    This is my defination of death.

    The difference between Enligthenment and Death is the endless round of rebirth and death.

    It is difficult to follow the way to Enlightenment, but it is more difficult if people have no mind to seek such a way.
    Without Enlightenment, there is endless suffering in these worlds of life and death.

    Those who seek the path to Enlightenment must first remove all egoistic pride and be humbly willing to accept the light of The Enlightened One’s teachings.
    To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one’s family, to bring peace to all,
    One must discipline and control one’s own mind.
    If a man can control his mind he can find the way to Enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him.

    Just as treasures are uncovered from the earth, so virtue appears from good deeds,and
    Wisdom appears from a pure and peaceful mind.
    To walk safely through the maze of human life, one needs the light of wisdom and the
    Guidance of wisdom.
    As long as people desire Enlightenment and grasp after it, it means that delusion is still with them; therefore, those who are following the way to Enlightenment must not grasp after it, and if they gain nlightenment they must not linger in it.

    When people attain Enlightenment in this sense, it means that everything is Enlightenment itself as it is; therefore, people should follow the path to Enlightenment until in their thoughts, worldly passions and Enlightenment become identical as they are.
    This is the essence of Enlightenment.

    Why many people not enlightened even they do meditation ???
    Engaging in meditation does guarantee that a person will be enlightened.
    Most probably their minds are still in delusion, not purified.
    Meditation( Bhavana) has no religious basis, and it was introduced by Buddha during his time to help people developed their minds.
    Without Bhavana we cannot achieve the aim or purpose of our life.
    The purpose of life is to see an end to our suffering.
    Meditation is the development of the mind to achieve the eradication of mental impurities.
    Thus, we gain purity.

    The purification of the mind is essential in the practice of Enlightenment.

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  • What is the difference between being religious and being spiritual?

    Question by Tamara♥: What is the difference between being religious and being spiritual?
    I’ve heard a few people describe themselves as being spiritual, but not religious. I always thought they were one in the same. So, what are the differences?

    Best answer:

    Answer by Rashard
    Well, one is basically a cult (religion), and the other is basicaly thinking for yourself & believing what u want (being spiritual) 🙂

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  • What is the difference between Eastern Meditation and Christian Meditation?

    Question by vash sunglasses ~Catholic~: What is the difference between Eastern Meditation and Christian Meditation?
    aka What did the word “meditation” mean BEFORE the Eastern style of meditation became popular in the West.
    Again, I would like to mention that Christians used “meditation” WAY before Eastern Meditation became popular in the West.
    Ok, how about this: If a Christian from 1000AD was going to use meditation as a Christian spiritual practice, how would they go about it?

    Best answer:

    Answer by Rev. Marvin
    It’s the same.

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  • Is there a difference between having Buddhism as a philosophy and Buddhist philosophy?

    Question by Jcd: Is there a difference between having Buddhism as a philosophy and Buddhist philosophy?
    I mean, Buddhist philosophy itself is about their traditions, culture and stuff but I think Buddhism “as a” philosophy means another thing. Am I getting it wrong? Are they just conveying the same things?
    @Sisyphus: True, but what I really mean is that, if there is a difference. The Buddhist Philosophy teaches its ways. But what about Buddhism as a philosophy? Does it impart external views about the religion? I’m not having it as some form of exercise.. I just need it for a my research.

    Best answer:

    Answer by Sisyphus
    In other words, can a person cherry pick what suits them from the Buddhist teachings or do they have to follow all of it? Buddhism leaves the option open to the person… or does it? These are all jsut concepts, which are all emptiness anyway, making this exercise somewhat unnecessary.

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  • Q&A: What is the difference between a guardian angel and a spirit guide?

    Question by da_girl: What is the difference between a guardian angel and a spirit guide?
    I always hear psychics mention the word “spirit guides” and it seems like they’re the ones giving them the answers when people ask them questions. I also heard that every person has a spirit guide, and in my friend’s case, she has been told that she has 2 guides, that’s why she is lucky in life. So now i want to ask what are the respective roles of spirit guides and guardian angels? And what is their purpose? What are the things that they do? Thanks.

    Best answer:

    Answer by Dylan
    Spirit guides and guardian angels are two different entities from different religions, but all that aside, let’s say you have one of each. A spirit guide shows you the different paths you can take, and points out the way for your life. A guardian angel protects you from the consequences that come from your choices, and keeps you safe. Can both protect you from sin? Not really, but you can look to them for guidance and protection from all other sins of the same kind.

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  • Q&A: In your opinion, what’s the difference between being religious and being spiritual?

    Question by Tonya in TX – Duck: In your opinion, what’s the difference between being religious and being spiritual?
    If R&S were split into a Religion subsection and a Spiritual subsection, I know that the “religionists” wouldn’t stay on their side, and the “spiritualists” wouldn’t stay on their side, so I’m not suggesting or advocating that. And I know that you can be spiritual without being religious, and be religious and spiritual, but can you be religious and not spiritual? If you can’t, what’s the difference? Where’s the dividing line between being religious but not spiritual? And are you spiritual if you have a set of beliefs, which include not being a part of a religion? If so, is that a religion in and of itself? I know some atheists and agnostics say they are spiritual but not religious, yet some atheists believe their atheism is a religion? Where’s the line? When does being spiritual cross the line into a religion?
    badmp35: So being spiritual is being comfortable in your own skin, while being religious is what allows you to be comfortable in your own skin? Or do I put words in your mouth?

    beano: I agree, religion won’t save you. Christ said as much.

    Best answer:

    Answer by Snoflake
    Religious people usually have a religion. Spiritual people dont necessarily “have” one but they can.

    What do you think? Answer below!

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