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Ghost — Buddha’s Psychological Profile

Can you describe the details of a Ghost ? — how it looks etc, etc. — CAN YOU ?

Imagine, it was a kind of public gathering and somebody started to talk about seeing

a ghost and some others responded and told their own experience or hear-say but

 most of the others didn’t say anything, other than murmuring their doubt.

—– I think this is the general situation and it wasn’t so different in 2,500 years ago

in India, even if more superstitious people was there, still, only very few could say

actually seen it. 

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Lord Buddha’s time, when out of Sanskrit / Vedic belief, a new religion, later known

to be the Hinduism was emerging.   Over the Sanskrit belief of perpetually remaining

soul, Hinduism put an emphasis on the reincarnation of each soul which reflect the

previous life = hence, the life in this world is the result of previous life, in other words,

every life was fixed which makes a person’s Cast.

—– This idea horrified the people then = the endless cycle of reincarnation traps the

person, if not make the worst to reborn to be a beast.

To against this idea of endless suffering of reincarnation, (called Samsara)

Lord Buddha was the one offering the rescue, saying “Don’t worry, no such things

like endless reincarnation, because the one supposed to be reincarnated = the Self or

so-called Atman is not existing, therefore when your body dies, it is the total end =

Nirvana” and offering the refuge where there is no notion of Cast or previous life.

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Lord Buddha’s this understanding came from the observation of the Karma and

the Dharma.    Everything depend and rely on others in every moment.

Without this inter-dependency, nothing could exists, so as our body and the mind.

It’s mean, when the body goes, the mind which has been imagining the self, also goes.

The self is mere illusion and the cause of all the troubles.     As it was clearly stated 

in the Four Noble Truth, the Life IS nothing but the suffering. —– In this respect,

Lord Buddha gave no illusion.   Very realistic and blunt.   To observe and give an

insight to the relation between the phenomena of the Karma, eyes and the brain has

to be as clear as a crystal or like a critical scientist.  

No illusion, not mention a delusion was in the mind of

Lord Buddha, it’s mean, there was no notion of Ghost existed.  = As such notion

was not exists in the first place, no such image, let alone the word exist there.

No ghost exist, and its source, the Self itself neither exist.   Therefore, not only the notion

of Self, but the attitude to recognize or mind it shouldn’t be there.    Hence, in this respect,

Lord Buddha was very strict, even harsh.   When somebody who couldn’t understand

the imprecation of No Self, made a question “What happens after the person’s death ?”

its question was completely ignored. —– (There was a description in the Agama Sutra

Completely stop speaking is same as to kill the person” )

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To understand this post, please read “Test of Selflessness” as well.

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  1. geo said, on February 29, 2016 at 13:06

    it would have been a great article if the english wasnt butchered so badly
    for instance the following
    ________________________________
    Imagine, it was a kind of public gathering and somebody started to talk about seeing

    a ghost and some others responded and told their own experience or hear-say but

    most of the others didn’t say anything, other than murmuring their doubt.

    —– I think this is the general situation and it wasn’t so different in 2,500 years ago

    in India, even if more superstitious people was there, still, only very few could say

    actually seen it.
    _________________________________
    should be reworded to say
    “imagine you are at a public gathering and someone started to say they’ve seen a ghost and other people begin to share their own similar stories while most of the other people don’t say anything aside from some comments indicating their doubt.
    (even if more superstitious people was there, still, only very few could say

    actually seen it. )
    _________________________________
    hope that helps

    • yoshizen said, on February 29, 2016 at 13:52

      Sorry about my pigeon English = I didn’t learn English in any school here,
      not only that, when I learned them was more than half century ago.
      To see those “so-called” English, lords of people teased me and some were
      saying “It’s a fun to read” —– In fact I’ve hired an expert/Poet for
      proof reading though, it seems it was too much = He gave-up the task. 😀
      Thank you to bother correcting them.


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