Spiritual Saviors? But there is nothing to Save!

One day I happened to meet a rather self righteous-posing as a do-gooder missionary.  He had a script firmly implanted in his mind and went through the usual narrative of how I was a sinner - rather we all are - and then how Jesus could be my savior.  His small talk and then this rather despondent news of me being a sinner, without him knowing anything about me, left me really irritated.  So I took him head on."So, who did you say is my savior, Sir?""Jesus"."Oh, the dude who was dra … [Read more...]

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Popedom finery is fine, but what does Christ have to do with Christianity?

In Gautama Buddha's own lifetime, he was able to help transcend around 30,000 people to realizing their own self.  That many Enlightened people were developed by just one man in his lifetime.  It so happened once that one of his disciples had transcended to an Enlightened self.  Yet he kept at the normal chores and following Buddha in his journeys wherever he went.  A year later Buddha happened to notice him and his realized self and asked him to stop following him around and "go walk his own pat … [Read more...]

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