Introduction of the type of Audience

In “The Old Testament”, Moses went atop the mountain to retrieve the “Stone Tablets”. However when he returned, he saw that people had constructed a Golden Calf and had begun praying it. In the fury, Moses destroyed the “Stone Tablets”. This was because people at large did not deserve knowledge of higher realms. Moses hence made “10 commandments” for the common audience and refrained from sharing the first Tablets.

In Ramayana, there is a reference that Hanuman had written a beautiful Ramayana on the stone. However when Valmiki saw the Ramayana, Hanuman broke the stone tablets with his mace. These stone tablets are individual doctrines and meant to be read by own self only. In Quran, we see a circular structure in every Surah. The real encrypted teaching is in fact bundled with various teachings meant for the beginners.

Problem is with the Comprehensive Capabilities of the audience, which may differ on a wide scale. Buddhism solves this problem by categorizing the people in 3 broad categories depending upon their comprehensive capability and seriousness. These categories are Sravakas, Pratyekbuddha and Sammasambuddha. In the beginning, any Horus, Krishna or Jesus is seen in infant condition. Such Human Potential needs grooming and nourishment.



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