Zen

Q. What is religion? Why do we need it?

A. Religion is to help people escape from the suffering that all human beings are subject to. The way to help people to escape from their suffering varies according to each religion.

Buddhism, for example, is a religion that helps people to realise that they are happiness itself and perfection itself by leading them to see everything as it is by ceasing discrimination.

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However, unfortunately many Buddhists believe that there is Buddha with a lot of His assistants, Bodhisattvas and that they can achieve their wishes by praying or making offerings to them. This is far from Buddhism. A religious leader who leaves or leads his followers to go the wrong way can be compared to a blind man who is leading many other blind men.

Religion, as a means through which to attain happiness, is needed for our happiness.

©Boo Ahm

 

All writing ©Boo Ahm. All images ©Simon Hathaway

 

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