The Buddha did teach with parables, mostly using metaphors of things the people of his time dealt with everyday, and quite often with whatever was most prominent in his world -- for example there is the Path, and the groundless ground, and lots of discussion of water.
Most of the fantastic tales like the Jatakas and stories about the Buddha walking on water (or teleporting across it) were added to the suttas later. And because the Buddha's tales pre-date Christianity by at least a couple of centuries, some scholars say that many of the tales about Jesus in The Bible were inspired by Buddhist stories.AnswerYes Buddha taught with stories or parables as did many religions. This was used as an aid to memory to help students remember.
Plus so many other ways as well. Studying nature give Buddist"s insight as well. Here is an example of a Buddist parable. (Or commentary) ...... Whatever happens in your life, JOYFULL or PAINFUL, do not be swept away by reactivity. Be patient with yourself and don"t lose youe sense of perspective. Whichever of the two occurs , be patient.Answeryea that's true ,Buddha taught his students and followers in easily understanding and get to know the exact points.you can see that way is more successful and most of lecturers and teachers use that method.
Buddha is different from other religious leaders such as Jesus cause he got ability to see early lifes of his soul by that way he can easily tell stories which are commonly known as "Early Lifes' Stories",and Buddha is NOT a person but a state that anyone can reach so I guess you probably said about Gautama Buddha.
cause only one person can reach the Buddha state at one specific period mostly that person is known as Buddha.
You can not be a Jesus,but you can be a Buddha if you work hard that's the democracy of Buddhism.the next Buddha who is known as Maitri will born in 30,000AD according to Legend and many Buddhist Scriptures.
History became legend, legend became myth.!See Related LinksSee the Related Links for "Buddhist Stories" to the bottom for the answer.
Sthitaprajna. has written: 'Parables of Jesus and Buddha' -- subject(s): Buddhist parables, Parables
Parables, similar to fables are stories meant to teach a lesson in morality.
According to Pratapaditya Pal in Buddhist Book Illuminations , p230 "Difficult doctrinal points are clarified for the layman with graphic and easily understood parables; the saving powers of the Buddha, for example, are likened to the gentle rain that falls equally on large trees and small grasses." Shorter texts and stories are easier to understand.
buddha first taught at varanasi
That Buddha was a god
Parables are like pictures in the form of stories. He used this so we can easily understand.
teach others about enlightment
A parable is a short allegorical story designed to illustrate or teach some truth, religious principle, or moral lesson.Yes, you can learn from parables.
This is an interesting question. The Buddha did not teach that there is a Buddha nature, possibly because of this very question. Later on, in Mahayana Buddhism, the concept of Buddha nature was invented.
Yes, that is the whole point of fables and parables. Both are short tales that teach a moral or ethical lesson. However, parables are more akin to the teaching of Jesus Christ wheras fables tend to use animals, inanimate objects, or people (extraordinary or not) to teach morals. Fables are what one would read out of Aesop (Tortoise and the Hare, The Ant and the Grasshopper to name a few).
The Noble Eightfold Path.
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Allegory is a way of illustrating complex ideas by using everyday things, events.Parables and Fables do this. Parables (in the Bible) are mainly concerned with spiritual ideas and fables often use animals to teach moral ideas.