Buddhists, do you believe you can achieve Enlightenment and Nirvana and become the Buddha like Siddhartha G.?

Buddhists, do you believe you can achieve Enlightenment and Nirvana and become the Buddha like Siddhartha Gautama?

7 Answers

Relevance
  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    Yes of course but not in a single lifetime

    In Lord Buddha's time the World was very different than what it is today and it is claimed It was relatively easy to achieve Enlightenment Even in a single lifetime but Lord Buddha knew In these Dharma Ending Times not so easy This is why he left specific Dharma [ Teachings ]

    Often termed Pure Land These are based on the forty eight vows of Lord Buddha Amitabha The following link explains If you have an interest

    This practice leads to rebirth in a Pure Land were conditions are far more favorable and Enlightenment is assured

    When a person is to achieve rebirth in Lord Buddha Amitabha's Pure Land there are physical signs that are not only apparent to that person but also to anyone who happens to be around I have had those experiences more than once

    Anyone can become a Buddha All Sentient Beings [A Sentient Being is any Being who can perceive ] Have what is termed Buddha Nature This ability to "Wake Up" to our own true nature Even the smallest insect can feel hunger pain etc We just need a fortunate rebirth and the causal conditions to meet the Dharma

    Soon the Dharma will die out As it has done three times previously and will not be revealed until Bodhisattva Maitreya comes to reveal it for the firth time It is claimed It will be revealed one thousand times An awful long time All this proves the inpermance of everything

    So if you have an interest This is what will work in these times

    http://www.amitabha-gallery.org Enjoy

  • 4 years ago

    Because this is the hardest thing that a human being can achieve in this life-time. Therefore, only very few can have the capacity to do this in this very life-time. But there is another dimention to this question. Despite the effort we exert in this lifetime, we need some back-ups, the accumulated good kamma and experiencene in practice from our past lives too. Actually , achieving the goal in this life should be considered as a fruitfulness of a long term journy. (may be eons long) For ex, it is just like receiving your salary. You receive salary in one day, but that salary is not for the work done in that 'specific day' ,but for the work done throughout the whole month. Therefore, in my openion, we need not to be frustrated, by each step we take we are comming closer to our destination.

  • 1 decade ago

    They don't want to BE the Buddha, but the Buddha within themselves. That is the key to happiness in a Buddhist's life.

  • Clay
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    Yes. But there is a saying "If you see the Buddha, kill him." Buddhists aren't supposed to seek to become someone else, they are to become their own Buddha.

  • How do you think about the answers? You can sign in to vote the answer.
  • 1 decade ago

    not a buddha but arahant. A buddha must realize the path completely on his own.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    "Advert" redirects here. For the British musician, see Gaye Advert.

    "Advertiser" redirects here. For other uses, see Advertiser (disambiguation).

    This article may require cleanup to meet Wikipedia's quality standards. Please improve this article if you can. (February 2009)

    For content guidelines on the use of advertising in Wikipedia articles, see Wikipedia:Spam. For a proposal on advertising about Wikipedia, see Wikipedia:Advertisements.

    A Coca-Cola advert from the 1890s

    Marketing

    Key concepts

    Product / Pricing / Promotion

    Distribution / Service / Retail

    Brand management

    Account-based marketing

    Marketing ethics

    Marketing effectiveness

    Market research

    Market segmentation

    Marketing strategy

    Marketing management

    Market dominance

    Promotional content

    Advertising / Branding

    Direct marketing / Personal Sales

    Product placement / Publicity

    Sales promotion / Sex in advertising

    Underwriting

    Promotional media

    Printing / Publication / Broadcasting

    Out-of-home / Internet marketing

    Point of sale / Novelty items

    Digital marketing / In-game

    Word of mouth

    This box: view • talk • edit

    Advertising is a form of communication that typically attempts to persuade potential customers to purchase or to consume more of a particular brand of product or service. Modern advertising developed with the rise of mass production in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. [1]

    Many advertisements are designed to generate increased consumption of those products and services through the creation and reinvention of the "brand image" . For these purposes, advertisements sometimes embed their persuasive message with factual information. Every major medium is used to deliver these messages, including television, radio, cinema, magazines, newspapers, video games, the Internet, carrier bags, billboards and mail or post. Advertising is often placed by an advertising agency on behalf of a company or other organization.[citation needed]

    Organizations that frequently spend large sums of money on advertising that sells what is not, strictly speaking, a product or service include political parties, interest groups, religious organizations, and military recruiters. Non-profit organizations are not typical advertising clients, and may rely on free modes of persuasion, such as public service announcements.[citation needed]

    Money spent on advertising has increased dramatically in recent years. In 2007, spending on advertising has been estimated at over $150 billion in the United States[2] and $385 billion worldwide,[3] and the latter to exceed $450 billion by 2010.

    While advertising can be seen as necessary for economic growth, it is not without social costs. Unsolicited Commercial Email and other forms of spam have become so prevalent as to have become a major nuisance to users of these services, as well as being a financial burden on internet service providers.[4] Advertising is increasingly invading public spaces, such as schools, which some critics argue is a form of child exploitation.[5] In addition, advertising frequently utilizes psychological pressure (for example, appealing to feelings of inadequacy) on the intended consumer, which may be harmful.

    Contents [hide]

    1 History

    1.1 Mobile billboard advertising

    1.2 Public service advertising

    2 Types of advertising

    2.1 Media

    2.1.1 Covert advertising

    2.1.2 Television commercials

    2.1.3 Infomercials

    2.1.4 Celebrities

    2.1.5 Media and advertising approaches

    3 Criticism of advertising

    3.1 Hyper-commercialism and the commercial tidal wave

    3.2 Advertising and constitutional rights

    3.3 The price of attention and hidden costs

    3.4 Influencing and conditioning

    3.5 Dependency of the media and corporate censorship

    3.6 The commercialisation of culture and sports

    3.7 Occupation and commercialisation of public space

    3.8 Socio-cultural aspects: sexism, discrimination and stereotyping

    3.9 Children and adolescents as target groups

    3.10 Opposition and campaigns against advertising

    3.11 Taxation as revenue and control

    4 Regulation

    5 Future

    5.1 Global advertising

    5.2 Trends

    6 Advertising research

    7 See also

    8 References

    9 Bibliography

    10 External links

    [edit]History

    Edo period advertising flyer from 1806 for a traditional medicine called Kinseitan

    Egyptians used papyrus to make sales messages and wall posters. Commercial messages and political campaign displays have been found in the ruins of Pompeii and ancient Arabia. Lost and found advertising on papyrus was common in Ancient Greece and Ancient Rome. Wall or rock painting for commercial advertising is another manifestation of an ancient advertising form, which is present to this day in many parts of Asia, Africa, and South America. The tradition of wall painting can be traced back to Indian rock art paintings that date back to 4000 BCE.[6]

    As the towns and cities of the Middle Ages began to grow, and the general populace was unable to read, signs that today would say cobbler, miller, tailo

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    enlightening comes when born again THRU THE TRINITY.

Still have questions? Get your answers by asking now.