greentara wrote:Perhaps Indra and other gods are senior officials in a cosmological hierarchy which looks after the affairs of the world. Whilst individuality exists it's possible all these gods exist as well.
That's neither provable nor disprovable, so I have nothing to offer there. What would you see as the consequences for Buddhists if you are correct? Would you view these officials as inferior or superior to the Buddha? (He said, unleashing the most vicious form of dualism possible).
This question arose in my mind 20 years back--- that I should understand, follow, rever only that God, who is the most successful of all in evolution.
I analysed Lords Krishna, Indra, Rama, Christ,Nanik,Guatam Buddha,and many others.
Today after 20 years and a lot of meditation No God comes near Buddha even 1%.
I have seen enormous power of Krishna, Rama, Nanik on a person who are blessed by these Gods.
One of my known person is Asha Ram. He is of my community. He lives in Ahmdabad, India. He was very ordinary person in 1992. He was suddenly blessed by God Rama thro a Guru. With in a year his life started soaring. He is a billioner. He has lakhs of followers who worship him like a God.
Lord Krishna and Nanki has had also tremondous effect on many and there life has changed.
I do not find any person who is so directly effected by Guatam Buddha.
YET NONE OF THEM COME NEAR HIM. IN MY OPINION GUATAM BUDDHA IS THE ONLY ONE.
What are powers, what are followers, what are billions, all of them are here today, away tomorrow.
People judge Gods by immediate temporary benefits.
Buddha worship or Buddha meditation directly changes mind and body and makes them totally healthy.
Healthy mind and body is the start and end is shown in Lotus sutra.
In the end ,one indivitual can become ETERNAL, Ruler and maker of Huge Universes, Allow many Gods like Indra to live in that universe. This is science that Guatam Buddha wants us to understand. One does not GROW, if one seeks protection of any God, But if one lives, learns, gains Wisdom, he can on his own become Buddha, God or anything.
Read Lotus sutra man , read it again and again. Gain that science. Grow, surpass Indra, Krishna, Rama