If we think and reflect,even after 2000 years, the life and teachings of Gautama Buddha are a source of intense inspiration to us.? We still can learn a lot from his teaching, if we make the effort?
The politics of religion and faith have kept the teachings of BUDDHA as the property of only buddhist prople. In fact Buddha's teachings are universal and it should be studied by all rather than only Buddhists.
Instilling Goodness School
City of Ten Thousand Buddhas
Talmage, CA 95481
INTRODUCTION TO BUDDHISM
As a child, Siddhartha the Buddha, was troubled by some of the same thoughts that children today have. They wonder about birth and death. They wonder why they get sick and why grandfather died. They wonder why their wishes do not come true. Children also wonder about happiness and the beauty in nature.
Because the Buddha knew what was in the hearts of children and human kind, he taught everyone how to live a happy and peaceful life. Buddhism is not learning about strange beliefs from faraway lands. It is about looking at and thinking about our own lives. It shows us how to understand ourselves and how to cope with our daily problems. ...more
he is still relevant
we need to make his teachings much more relevant
He is the first revel against Hinduism but Hindus have accepted him as Avatar.