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Why didn't the Buddha teach around the world? - Dhamma Wheel

Why didn't the Buddha teach around the world?

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Why didn't the Buddha teach around the world?

Postby Wind » Wed Jul 14, 2010 7:05 am

It seems the Buddha concentrated his teaching in India and other realms. I wonder why he didn't use his ability to teach in every parts of the world? Just imagine how Buddhism would have evolve to modern time if every part of the world had met the Buddha. Or did he?

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Re: Why didn't the Buddha teach around the world?

Postby jcsuperstar » Wed Jul 14, 2010 7:07 am

when you are ready the teacher will appear.
สัพเพ สัตตา สุขีตา โหนตุ

the mountain may be heavy in and of itself, but if you're not trying to carry it it's not heavy to you- Ajaan Suwat

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Re: Why didn't the Buddha teach around the world?

Postby tiltbillings » Wed Jul 14, 2010 7:08 am

Maybe the Buddha was not quite the god-like being you seem to think he was.

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Re: Why didn't the Buddha teach around the world?

Postby PeterB » Wed Jul 14, 2010 7:09 am

Maybe he couldnt find the airport. And the Ocean liners were over booked.

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Re: Why didn't the Buddha teach around the world?

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Re: Why didn't the Buddha teach around the world?

Postby jcsuperstar » Wed Jul 14, 2010 7:18 am

สัพเพ สัตตา สุขีตา โหนตุ

the mountain may be heavy in and of itself, but if you're not trying to carry it it's not heavy to you- Ajaan Suwat

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Re: Why didn't the Buddha teach around the world?

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Re: Why didn't the Buddha teach around the world?

Postby Ben » Wed Jul 14, 2010 7:19 am

Hi Wind

The Buddha has left us a considerable legacy.
What I think you should be doing is actually engaging in practice during this rather rare opportunity rather than asking questions that don't seem to be particularly relevant to liberation.
My apologies if I appear to be a killjoy.
Metta

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in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
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Re: Why didn't the Buddha teach around the world?

Postby PeterB » Wed Jul 14, 2010 7:31 am

Or perhaps he was an Enlightened MAN....

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Re: Why didn't the Buddha teach around the world?

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Re: Why didn't the Buddha teach around the world?

Postby Fede » Wed Jul 14, 2010 7:53 am

Not when it goes against the Buddha's own recommendations, it isn't.


I think you'll find your futile enquiry is covered by the first of the four. see also the note.
"Samsara: The human condition's heartbreaking inability to sustain contentment." Elizabeth Gilbert, 'Eat, Pray, Love'.

Simplify: 17 into 1 WILL go: Mindfulness!

Quieta movere magna merces videbatur. (Sallust, c.86-c.35 BC)
Translation: Just to stir things up seemed a good reward in itself. ;)

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Re: Why didn't the Buddha teach around the world?

Postby salmon » Wed Jul 14, 2010 8:38 am

1) It was too far to walk
2) He had the foresight that his disciples would be able to propagate the dhamma far and wide.
~ swimming upstream is tough work! ~

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Re: Why didn't the Buddha teach around the world?

Postby Rui Sousa » Wed Jul 14, 2010 9:59 am

With Metta


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