Archive for December 31st, 2005

Buddha 

Buddha And The Jewel In The Lotus (God And Heart)

By Chance, Chancellorfiles

CHANCE: All religions emanate from the same God, there are two sides to every religion.
1. exoteric interpretation – exoteric means outer, external, or public.
2. esoteric interpretation – esoteric means inner, secret, or hidden.

Most people are taught only the basic exoteric interpretation but not the secret esoteric interpretations of their holy scriptures.

The Buddha spoke about the jewel in the lotus often people don’t take time to study other religions.

Often many people don’t even study their own religion and scriptures.
If we would look for the similarities in religions and not just at the differences we would find that all religions emanate from the same creator (God). The jewel in the lotus which the Buddha spoke about is totally symbolic in nature.

Buddha practiced the Hindu religion and the jewel in the lotus is a part of Hindu and Buddhist religious symbolism. The jewel symbolizes God and the lotus symbolizes the heart – in every religion one will notice that the heart is considered the place were God lives inside of every human.

A jewel is a very precious stone, and God is compared to being precious like a jewel. A lotus is a flower that floats on the top of water in a pond or lake the heart is often compared to a precious flower.

The heart is where our intuition comes from those intuitive feelings to sense good, bad, when something is right or wrong and the ability to sense the truth or a lie or a combination of both.

Prayer and meditation are techniques that we can use to contact the inner God who lives in the heart; some people can’t feel anything in their hearts anymore.

The reason for this is because they have desensitized (not able to feel and sense) them-selves. Why? Because of all of the suffering they have gone through in life.

So these people don’t want to feel any more mental and emotional pain, because it makes them sad, depressed, and makes them feel weak.

“But this is not good” because it is through understanding inner mental and emotional pain that we can then grow and mature as humans. Suffering does make a person stronger if they learn from it.

The heart is a very important organ in the physical body it’s the place where feelings originate.

Also it’s the place where God lives – this is what is meant by that expression go into your secret closet and pray to your father who is in secret.

The secret closet is the heart; your father in secret is God. So when troubles and problems arise go into the secret closet and pray.

So the jewel is God and the lotus is the heart may we all turn to our hearts when problems arise.

By Chance

Written during the 21st century by chance.