The three day meditation and awakening was because of hallucinations that come regularly after one stays awake for hours but the rest are all very logical for what he may have been like. I like to think he was the way he is portrayed.
The principal purpose of the Buddhist organization is to perpetuate the simple truth that suffering is the result of wrong action, and happiness and security are the rewards of right thinking and virtuous living.
"There is a misconception that Buddhism is a religion, and that you worship Buddha. Buddhism is a practice, like yoga. You can be a Christian and practise Buddhism. I met a Catholic priest who lives in a Buddhist monastery in France. He told me that Buddhism makes him a better Christian. I love that." ♡ Thich Nhat Hanh
What Happens to the Brain During Spiritual Experiences?
Anybody who has ever observed a lotus flower emerging from a murky pond cannot fail to see the beauty of this exquisite plant. The flower always looks so clean and pure against the background of the dirty pond. Because of this the lotus flower has come to be associated with purity and beauty in the religions of Buddhism and Hinduism respectively. The lotus has been a symbol of purity since before the time of the Buddha and it blooms profusely in Buddhist art and literature. Its roots are…