Many persons assume that the Buddha’s
philosophy of being unconcerned about
God’s existence is atheism. It is not.
What the Buddha says is, when the victim
of an accident is taken for treatment to
a hospital, only the treatment assumes
immediate importance. There is no use
discussing the cause of the accident or
the illness. The Buddha’s philosophy is
focusing on the medication to be given;
his was practical spirituality that
dwelt on the ‘now’ and not on the past
or what happens after death.
Atheism is denying the presence of God.
The Buddha’s philosophy relates to ‘not
wasting time on discussing whether God
exists or not, but focusing on the
progress of the individual self’.
He explains the process:
If you do good, then good results. If
you do evil, you reap evil.’ Your life
comprises of actions and the results of
actions, karma and its consequences. The
Buddha was not concerned with anything
You cannot expect to harvest sugarcane
from wheat grains. Do good to get good;
if you think evil, you will come to
harm. The Buddha stated this very
simply: Think good, see good, do good.
Then, no harm ensues.
All that is good is God. Regardless of
the religion you are associated with, it
is a simple method to follow, is it not?
Baba's replies to other questions
continues next week....)