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Lumbini, Nepal: Christian Symbolism in Buddhist Temples

A Brief Lesson in Cross-Cultural Esoteric Symbolism

To research the second part of my book, Journey’s To Ancient World’s, I travelled to Lumbini in Nepal. Lumbini is a quaint little village, 22km from the Gorakpur/Saunali border with India, and is said to be the birthplace of the Siddhartha Gautama, more commonly known as, “Buddha.”

There are many Buddhist temples here and already I am finding the same esoteric symbolism in the temple architecture that is featured in Christian Churches in the West. Check this out: Continue reading Lumbini, Nepal: Christian Symbolism in Buddhist Temples

An Un-Corrupted Look At Buddhism

A sitting Buddha, ThailandBuddhism is a way of life, a philosophy. However, the practice is often described as a religion, which it has ultimately become – albeit a pragmatic one.

But its founder Siddhartha Gautama never intended his philosophy of life to involve deities or idols, nor did he intend his lessons to be followed as a religion.

Siddhartha did not believe in God worship; he was an atheist. You could also say he was anti-establishment. It was the disillusion he had with his own background that compelled him to seek alternate solutions that would alleviate the suffering of the common man. Continue reading An Un-Corrupted Look At Buddhism