Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Buddha's Enlightenment

The story of the life of the Buddha was popularized in the West through the book Siddhartha by Herman Hesse, though the author takes great liberties with the actual facts of the life of young Prince Siddhartha who later became Gautama Buddha. Within the last few decades, many movies have been made of the story. The movie the Razor's Edge, touches upon the difficulties involved in treading the path of spiritual unfoldment leading to Nirvana. The movie takes it's title from the Katha Upanishad which contains the statement:

"Arise! Awake!
Approach the feet of the Master and know THAT (the Eternal Absolute).
Narrow is the path and difficult to tread like the Razor's Edge". ~~I'm quoting here

Mahabodhi Temple at Bodhgaya,
Commerating the Site of
Buddha's Enlightenment

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