Sunday, December 30, 2012

Sukkah in Jewish and Buddhism


Why Sukkah is common to Jewish and Buddhism?
'Sukkah' for Jewish is worldly sensation, a joyous occasion to eat, sleep and otherwise spend time.

In Buddhism,
'nibbanam paramam sukham'
meaning detachment (freedom) from worldly sensations is 'ultimate Sukkah'.

Why opposite meanings for the same term?

Does the missing part (Shelter of Faith / dependence on God) make any difference to worldly sensation (pleasing 6 senses)?

Do Jewish view God as permanent to seek dependence?

Check the place for creator God (Maha Brahma) viewed as permanent.

@Fake Genius,
Your suggestion confirms with commonality at bonfire & child sacrifice in Jewish Holocaust and Hindu Holli day festival.

1 comment:

  1. I did not know there is a connection between Buddhism