NeoBuddism was made after a realization that many Buddhists in today’s society are not following the four main vows of Buddha, that enlightenment, and ending the cycle of rebirth lies down a different path than what you see the typical Buddhist doing.
Buddha employs the fiction of birth and death to save people who are entangled in the bondage of desires.
In current Buddhist society the top Buddhists have iron wills. But I believe they lack putting any real ACTION or PURPOSE behind this because of a misinterpretation.
Buddhism has been tainted by a false interpretation focusing too much on relinquishing attachment IN GENERAL. The idea is to relinquish attachment to earthly desires in order to DO MORE. Not to meditate all day to do nothing. In an effort of learning all teachings, we will re-evaluate the core values, and give a new perspective based on the teachings. The core re-evaluation leads us to the idea that Nirvana is something to achieve in this realm. And that leaving this realm is a negative desire in it of itself.
Buddha has four great vows:
- To renounce all worldly desires
- To learn all teachings
- To attain perfect enlightenment
- To save all people
Let’s break them down.
- Many people have regarded this initial vow as meaning to renounce. But here’s what the true text says “Desires for tangible things (such as wealth, property, or other material goods) or for pleasures of the body (such as sexual activity, gluttony, or other hedonistic pursuits). Buddhism teaches us to try to let go of our worldly desires, freeing our minds and bodies for a state of enlightenment.” As it says, freeing our minds and bodies for a state of enlightenment.
- Learning all teachings requires knowing all things, we do not even know how consciousness works yet. To learn all teachings, we need more time.
- “In Buddhism, enlightenment (called bodhi in Indian Buddhism, or satori in Zen Buddhism) is when a Buddhist finds the truth about life and stops being reborn because they have reached Nirvana.” In order to stop the cycle of rebirth, we must stop the death to life cycle. With infinite time our particles are always brought back to a conscious form. Until we find a conscious form to reach Nirvana in, we will repeat the cycle. “Rebirth in Buddhism refers to its teaching that the actions of a person lead to a new existence after death, in an endless cycle called saṃsāra. This cycle is considered to be dukkha, unsatisfactory and painful. The cycle stops only if liberation is achieved by insight and the extinguishing of craving.
- To save all people: this is by far the biggest vow that is failed to be recognized by modern Buddhist society. Outreach is a non-factor. So many people who need this valuable information are left in the dark, with no outreach from Buddhists.