In Indonesia, due to muslim influence, believes in an "Esa" God is one of the founding principle of Indonesians.
The words "Esa" in Indonesia can mean many things. Some says it means one (as in islam), or united (as in christianity) or comprehensive (according to my hindu friends).
It seems that whoever wrote "Ketuhanan yang maha esa" wants to unite Indonesians under some open to interpretation terms.
The buddhists in Indonesia then have this concept of Sang Hyang Adi Buddha which they called is "God"
What is it?
Is it God? I thought God is more like Bakka Brahma in Buddha.
Is this just Indonesian thingy or is it common among buddha?
In that wikipedia article I found a strange paragraph
“Ketahuilah Para Bhikkhu, Ada sesuatu Yang Tidak Dilahirkan, Yang Tidak Menjelma, Yang Tidak Tercipta, Yang Mutlak. Wahai para Bhikkhu, apabila Tidak ada Yang Tidak Dilahirkan, Yang Tidak Menjelma, Yang Tidak Diciptakan, Yang Mutlak, maka tidak akan mungkin kita dapat bebas dari kelahiran, penjelmaan, pembentukan, pemunculan dari sebab yang lalu. Tetapi para Bhikkhu, karena ada Yang Tidak Dilahirkan, Yang Tidak Menjelma, Yang Tidak Tercipta, Yang Mutlak, maka ada kemungkinan untuk bebas dari kelahiran, penjelmaan, pembentukan, pemunculan dari sebab yang lalu."
I have no idea what Udana Nikaya (VIII: 3) is. I wish we have something like biblehub for buddhism. Let me translate that to English.
Know Bhikkus, Something is not born, something doesn't manifest, something isn't created, something is absolute. Hi Bhikkus, if nothing is not unborn, not manifested, not created, not absolute, then we cannot be free from birth, manifestation (or incaranation/reincarnation), forming, and resulting out of previous causes. But Bhikkus, because something is not born, not manifested, not created, not resulting from previous cause, then there is a possibility to be free from birth, manifestation, forming, and resulting from previous causes.
Any Indonesian can say that my translation is about right. Am I?