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
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