This is the 7th Chapter of History of Mankind. Read about Buddha the revolutionary, Mahavir and some quotes for better life and humanity.
Buddha The Revolutionary
Siddhartha or Gautama Buddha, a prince and the founder of Buddhism, was born in India in 623 B.C ., when she was in dire need of a new prophet. Brahmin priests had inculcated superstitious rites, omens and spells into the ancient Indian religion. The teachings of the Upanishads gave way to cults and priest-crafts. Buddha, the great social reformer, asked people to live a decent life and to perform good deeds emphasising on ethics rather than on divinity. Buddhism is fundamentally a religion of moral codes.
Mahavir, the prophet and exponent of Jainism, was another social reformer against Brahmanical tyranny. He believed and preached the purest form of non-violence
The revolutionary religion of Buddhism swept over Brahminism and made its peaceful conquests not only of India, but also spread over half of the world. This is the first revolt of human spirit against the shackles of forms and rituals.
Quotes given for a better life and humanity
“He whose mind is free from anxiety amid pains, indifferent amid pleasures, loosed from passions, fear and anger, called a sage of stable mind”- Geeta.
“Let a man overcome anger by love, let him overcome the greedy by liberality, the liar by truth. For hatred does not cease by hatred at any time ; hatred ceases by love” – Buddha.
“Should a seeker not find a companion who is better or equal, let them resolutely pursue a solitary course.” – Buddha
“In whom there is no sympathy for living beings: know him as an outcast.” – Buddha
“A disciplined mind brings happiness.” – Buddha