Did the Buddha make en effort to spread his teachings ?
or did he just wait for people to come and learn from his wisdom ? if he did make en effort, what was his method ?
- P'angLv 79 years agoFavorite Answer
According to the traditional stories, the Buddha was at first not certain if he could teach others how to awaken in the way that he had experienced. However, several weeks after his enlightenment, he met his former companions and spoke to them about his attainment - and they also awakened. This gave him confidence that he could teach.
For the next 40 years, the Buddha traveled widely throughout northern India, teaching tens of thousands of people. He ordained thousands of monks and nuns and these monastics formed practice communities across northern India. From these communities, the various traditions of Buddhism were developed.
The Buddha developed four methods of teaching, usually in response to someone's specific question:
1. Answer the question "yes" or "no"
2. Provide an analytical response to the question (these are most common in the Pali Canon)
3. Provide a metaphorical response to the question (these are most common in the Mahayana Canon)
4. Remain silent (this was his common response to speculative questions, such as the existence of gods)
The Buddha applied variations on this method, based on the concerns and capabilities of his audience. Like a good physician, he gave medicine appropriate to each person's condition.
Many modern Buddhist teachers have followed the Buddha's example. They travel widely to teach others and employ a variety of methods depending on the situation. This has supported the continuation of the Buddhist tradition for over 2,500 years.
- Bharat SwabhimanLv 69 years ago
Gautam budhdha were 23rd avatar of vishnu.
Lord Vishnu always knew what will happen in future.
When hindu sanatan people were becoming leaned towards castism and taantrik ritualism the true Brahmanism was dogmated by bad people and true brahman bhaktas were in pain.
So buddha took avatar to give righteous thoughts to most of atheist people.
Buddhism was NOT Explicit AIM OF VISHNU But he knew better if not SPREAD MESAGE OF BUDDHISM (Which was much like hinduism )the far east EITHER WOULD HAVE BEEN CHRISTIAN OR ISLAM SO UNWANTEDLY Spread buddhism.
HE WAS SO ATTRACTIVE IN HIS MSG THAT PEOPLE COME TO HIM BY THEIR OWN.
- vinslaveLv 79 years ago
He had to be begged into teaching others, at first. His first "pupils" were the ones who were with him when he was practicing asceticism the Hindu way. His wife and son later became his students as well.
His love for helping all sentient beings to find happiness and its causes and be free of suffering and its causes, understanding the dependent arising of all things, etc. was his "drive".
_()_Source(s): Tibetan Buddhist
- 9 years ago
truth knows truth, it sells it self.
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- 9 years ago
Christianity is truth
- ?Lv 79 years ago
Rickshaw,plus ten men and a fat boy.