Thinker or Feeder?

Are you a free thinker? Or are you a slave of newsfeeds that tell you how to think?

The Banyan Tree by Nadeesha Emaduwa
ILLUMINATION

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Our world is a combination of different cultures, religions, practices, and beliefs. Everyone needs to accept and respect each other irrespective of their beliefs and practices. Though the diversified society has many benefits, sometimes these different practices make life complicated.

A thousand years back when Lord Buddha was alive in India, there was a region called ‘Kesaputta’ and the people who lived there were named as ‘Kalamas’. As a habit, Lord Buddha used to meet people in faraway regions and one day reached the village of ‘Kalamas’. Upon the arrival of Buddha, most of the villages came to see him and one of them asked a very valid question which is even relevant today.

During that period, many religious leaders used to come to their village. Almost all of them preached their thoughts, beliefs, and practices. On top of that, they always never forget to mention that, “Our teachings are superior, all the other teachings in the world are inferior. All the other teachings are not true and only what we teach is true”. Almost all the teachers highlighted the importance of their beliefs. They also requested all the people to accept their beliefs and discard other teachings completely. ‘Kalamas’ were confused by this…

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The Banyan Tree by Nadeesha Emaduwa
ILLUMINATION

Motivational Speaker, Inspire people and Free writer. I am trying to spread love and compassion while bringing happiness for all.