answersLogoWhite
Buddhism
New Testament
Parables

Did the Buddha teach with parables?


Top Answer
User Avatar
Wiki User
Answered 2011-10-20 16:09:55

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.
001
๐Ÿ™
0
๐Ÿคจ
0
๐Ÿ˜ฎ
0
๐Ÿ˜‚
0
User Avatar

Your Answer

Loading...

Still Have Questions?

Related Questions

What has the author Sthitaprajna written?

Sthitaprajna. has written: 'Parables of Jesus and Buddha' -- subject(s): Buddhist parables, Parables


When were parables invented?

Parables, similar to fables are stories meant to teach a lesson in morality.


Why according to the lotus sutra did the Buddha teach in parables?

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.


Where did Gautama Buddha teach?

buddha first taught at varanasi


What does Mahayana Buddhism teach about the Buddha himself?

That Buddha was a god


Why does Jesus teach with parables?

Parables are like pictures in the form of stories. He used this so we can easily understand.


What are stories that teach moral or religious lessons?

Parables.


Wise sayings that are used to teach are called?

{Parables


What is the name of the short stories Jesus told to teach?

Parables


What is the stories told by Jesus to teach important lessons?

Parables.


What did Buddha teach his followers?

life


What kind of love did Buddha teach?

impartial


For how many years did the Buddha teach?

45


What are the short stories Jesus used to teach and reveal religious truths?

Parables


What did the Buddha do after finding enlightenment?

teach others about enlightment


What can you learn from parables?

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.


What is the name of short stories jesus taught to teach and reveal religious truths?

parables


What is the name of the short stories Jesus told to teach and reveal religious truthes?

Parables!


Why you have different appearances if you have same Buddha nature?

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.


Do parables and fables teach lessons?

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).


What did the Buddha teach to obtain Nirvana?

The Noble Eightfold Path.


What did the Buddha teach about the proper way to love?

Digity dogs


What year did Buddha teach his first sermon?

In 457 B.C


Why are parables and fables allegories?

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.


What is the name of the short stories jesus told us to teach and reveal religious truths?

Parables