Letting go of the Buddhist Myths I Once Held
TLDR: I used to think that Buddhism is all about blind faith, rules, god, rituals. I didn’t want to associate with it. Now, having practised the path, I see Buddhism as a way of life and I LOVE it! Here are 6 myths I use to believe!
I did not know about most of these are myths until I read “Just Be Good” by Mr T. Y. Lee. These myths were previously what I thought Buddhism was all about!
Myth 1: Buddhism is about blind faith where we must believe everything we are told
Myth 2: Buddhism is Only Focused on Praying and Meditating
Myth 3: Follow the Rules or Else!
Myth 4: Buddha is our God
Myth 5: Sakyamuni Buddha is Amitabha Buddha
Myth 6: Buddhism Emphasises a lot on Rituals like Burning Incense or Joss Paper
Having read the book, I understood better the meaning behind certain practices in Buddhism and how I can use them to live a happier and better life!
- Don’t just believe, investigate more into Buddhism and ask questions! It might just burst myths you held
- Be open to new insights that challenge what you held to be true and whole
- Knowing these as myths, don’t try to change everyone to ‘see the light’, it takes compassion and wisdom to know when is the right time to share them!