Did the Buddha teach with parables?
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
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
Yes 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.
yea 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
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
History became legend, legend became
See the Related Links for "Buddhist Stories" to the bottom for the