Spiritual Import of Religious Festivals :Ch-4. Part - 11.
Chapter-4. Swami Sri Adi Sankaracharya - The Genius ( Sankara Jayanti ) :
It was at this time that Gautama, the Buddha, was born in this country.
When anything goes to the extreme, the other extreme is set up.
A very hot day means there will be a cyclone; winds will start blowing, breaking branches of trees, and there may be a shower of rain.
Now, the clock has come full circle and the hour has struck for the other extreme step to be taken.
While there was a deep feeling and conviction that there are many gods guarding the quarters of the cosmos, who are our well-wishers and without whose satisfaction we cannot be happy in this world – these very gods, who were regarded as our very life, were denied by Buddha.
He said that they did not exist at all.
This is the other extreme.
See where we have come to!
To be continued ....