When Mara Met Siddhattha

When Mara Met Siddhattha

Students of religion may find one thing very peculiar about the Buddha’s enlightenment story: it does not involve any god at all.  In the Bible, for example, God appeared directly in front of Abraham, and revealed Himself to Moses through a burning bush.  In...
The Noble Search, Without Google

The Noble Search, Without Google

(Continued from The Four Sights, Four Signs, and Four Sighs.) After shaving his head and beard, and exchanging his princely robes for rags, Siddhattha started his life as a penniless, homeless, wandering ascetic living off the charity of strangers.  Pretty soon...