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Why am I so Fascinated by the Buddha?

There may have been several men like him but he is the only one of his kind. This is the fact I like the most about him. He had all that was possible in those days; the Royal family, superbest food, best education, girls, a beautiful wife, a lovable son, the most powerful in-laws, and what not. Yet there was a burning sensation that did not leave him when he came across poverty, disease, and death. Such was the purity of his mind. And so great was his determination that when he decided to find the truth of life, he very-very easily left all that he had, behind, and moved on. He graduated. He smiled at it and went away. He was attached to all that he had, and only because of this reason, he showed, and probably set the first ever example in the history of mankind the example of detached attachment. It means, when the right moment arrives, you should be easily able to move on, leaving what you have behind you. Peacefully. Unperturbed. In wisdom. Despite knowing that your act will cause immense sadness to all you are leaving behind.      

I think herein lies a great hidden example of what has been said in Shreemad Bhagwat Geeta: When your duty calls you, when there is time to take action, go for it, take action. Do not bother about people, loved ones, relatives, friends, family; just move on. Karmanye wadhikarste...

And the Buddha moved on. He entered a new world. A world in which he entered on the call of his inner voice. This idea of finding the truth of life was not given to the Great One, the Buddha, by his mother, father, friend, family, wife, son, Guru. Nop!. It was his original thought. He was hit by this idea on road. 

He respected his inner voice, when he discovered it. He carefully listened to it. He just was so fascinated by it, since, probably, he had listened to his inner voice for the first time ever. At that time, the voices of his father, mother, wife, teacher, friends, etc. just waned away. His inner voice was so strong and powerful. And see the magic. He trusted his voice so unconditionally that just only at the first echo of the inner voice, he delivered himself to its care. He left everyone and moved on.

That's so interesting. That's so exemplary. That's so fascinating. 


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