Daily Readings from Buddha's Words of Wisdom by Ven. S. Dhammika

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Mein a ori- Cada uno de estos continentes tiene dos satélites; en el que está a la izquierda de) nuestro viven los rakshasas, demonios enemigos de la humanidad, que rondan los cementerios, inteniimpen los sacrificios, hostigan a la gente piadosa, animan los cadáveres y devoran a los seres humanos. Pueden ser horribles o hermosos; algunos tienen un solo ojo, otros una sola oreja; irnos caminan sobre dos piernas, otros sobre tres, otros sobre cuatro. En la poesía épica tienen determinados epítetos: homicidas, dañinos, ladrones de ofrendas, fuertes les, en la penumbra, noctámbulos, caníba- carnívoros, bebedores de sangre, morde- que en el Padma-Sambhava, dores, glotones, carinegros.

Esto quiere decir eterno principio de todo disipa numdos, pleno e ro está ser, indivisible. Si se destaiyera el humano y se salvara im universo se salvaría con géne- solo indi\^iduo, el él. Otros maestros del Vedanta agregan que el error fundamental de las almas es identifi- que habitan y buscar placeres sensuales, que las atan al mundo y carse con los cueipos son causa de sucesivas reencarnaciones. La ejecución desinteresada de los deberes que Vedas imponen conduce a la sah'ación. Debemos amar al Creador, no a las criaturas.

Se entiende que son obra de divinidad que, la infinitas la a al cabo de cada una de las aniquilaciones del universo, los reve- Brahma; éste, mediante las palabras de los Vedas, que son eternas, crea un nuevo uni- 42 verso. Así, ra la palabra piedra es necesaria pa- que haya piedras en cada nuevo ciclo cós- inico. La mas famosa de las escuelas el Vedanta, tiene su ta quiere decir Vedas'. Se trata de Vedano 'Culminación de los raíz "Final' en filosóficas, los Vedas. un monismo panteísta, a las doctrinas occidentales afín de Parménides, Spinoza y Schopenhauer.

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