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Lord Yama's identity

I've been reading up on cosmology and am curious if Lord Suyama of Yama heaven and Lord Yama as judge of the recently deceased are the same figure. The latter is often said to reside in either the ...
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Buddhist Ontology/Reductionism vs Science

Dear Mighty friends and learned colleagues, I am a Scientist and have been a philosopher (I don't want to reveal my identity) so far. I have been a strong theist, raised up in an orthodox Hindu ...
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Is Buddhism a religion without God?

In a recent article titled "America’s New Religions " which is concerned with political fundamentalism, the respected American journalist Andrew Sullivan makes a passing remark that "Buddhism’s ...
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Did the Buddha know God?

I recall reading or hearing, I don't know how long ago, that the Buddha knew the God that many religions believe is the creator. The story is that this powerful, long lived God was around when the ...
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Devas' Mortality

As I understand, there is an acknowledgement of the expected lifespan within the respective deva worlds, though this differs among traditions. I'm curious if there's any textual reference to devas' ...
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Is there any God or Satan in Buddhism? Is there any heaven or hell in Buddhism?

Every religion has a God and Satan, heaven and hell. Religion by definition means deification of a Supreme Being or worship of any deity. Monotheistic religions, like Islam and Christianity, have a ...
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According to Buddhism ,what is God? [duplicate]

If I am not wrong ,Buddhism denies God. But I am not sure what is the kind of God which Buddha denied ? My question is : According to Buddhism what is God ? ( Any scriptural reference would be great.)...
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What is opinion of Nichiren Buddhism on the concept of a Creator or Supreme Being?

What is the opinion of Nichiren Buddhism on the concept of a Creator or Supreme Being?
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What is Sang Hyang Adhi Buddha?

https://id.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sanghyang_Adi_Buddha 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 ...
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Can a non-Buddhist get Nirvana?

No religion teaches what Buddhism teaches at its core. A true Hindu or Christian or Muslim believes in God and soul. Can a Hindu or a Christian or a Muslim, who is not aware of Buddhist philosophy, ...
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Is buddhism athiestic? [duplicate]

Sorry, I'm a beginner to Buddhism but at least from whatever I have heard buddhism seems atheistic. But I've also heard claims like the Buddha is higher than the 'devas' and all that. Does buddhism ...
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Why Buddha said “There is No God” and Later “There is God”?

EXPLANATION : In many TV shows,sites I came to know that Buddha gave Different answers about God to Two Persons. Buddha To a Ram Bhakta : A Devotee of Lord Ram(Hindu God) was confused that God is ...
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Why do people pray to Buddhas?

Why do Buddhists pray to Buddhas in temples? I heard that Sakyamuni didn't approve of that and even criticized Bodhisattva for telling other people that he can help them with things that only God can ...
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What reference to other powers are there in atheistic Buddhism?

Does early and or other atheistic Buddhism mention Amida (or any other "other power").
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Is Maha Brahma a GOD?

In Buddhism, we can find a name called "Maha Brahma". Is he a GOD (as per Buddha, there are no such people called GOD), or some kind of different bean?
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Saying May God Bless you

Recently I encounter a situation where one of my close people and I went see a patient. While we were about to leave the place, my close person said May God Bless you. Me and my close person are both ...
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In Buddhism, does “God” exist or not? [duplicate]

In Buddhism, is the existence of "God" accepted, or not? If not, what is the reason?
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Gods realm, how do you get out? Achieve Nibbana in this realm?

It is stated that Buddha said that it is more difficult to achieve nibbana in this realm than in the human realm (due to absence of suffering). Imagine, that one of these gods, has realized that in ...
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Does God exist in Buddhism?

I'm new to this site. So I'd like to ask a question about God. Do Buddhists believe in the existence of a God? Does Lord Buddha mention anything about this?
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A man asks Buddha about god's existence

Video: Does God Exist? - Sadhguru This is a story I picked up from the above video (watch from 4.25): A man confused about the existence of god asks Buddha if god exists. Buddha gives a ...
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Is the Buddha God?

Is the Buddha an historic person (did he really exist)? If yes, was he a human being or a God, or both, or a human that became a god or God? Do Buddhists regard him as an emanation of God (for ...
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Life after death

As a follower of Buddha I believe in sansara, a never ending cycle of death and birth which only ceases by cessation of desire. I have many friends who are of different faiths that don't believe in ...
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Do the gods help us if we pray to them according to Buddhism?

Will the action of praying to / worshipping gods for something be fruitful according to Buddhism? Is there any reference where a god (deva) has helped a person who has prayed to / asked help from the ...
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Are there rules that prevent chaos in our world?

Is it right to say that, if there is no supreme god, there must be a power or set of rules that prevents chaos in our world? Isn't it natural that if the world is not ruled by god it must be exposed ...
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Are there Goddesses in Buddhism? If yes, who are they?

If they exist, then how are they connected to the God(s)/Lord Buddha?
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Why do Buddhists believe there is no creator?

Why do Buddhists believe there is no creator? Do Buddhists in general also believe there is no supreme being, or do they settle on that there is no intervening supreme being? Are these the Buddha's ...
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Was the kamikaze against the Mongol empire considered a supernatural event in Buddhism?

The English language edition's article on the original kamikaze (divine wind) against the Mongol empire (not WWII) refers to Buddhism, though it also mentions Japanese "gods". ...1274 and again in ...
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Emotional Support without God in Theravada

In religions with God, the believer or devotee can call on God for help during distress, pray to God to seek emotional relief, find a virtual shoulder to cry on and sing God's praises or glories for ...
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Devas as gods in buddhism ,is it a corruption of original teachings..?

As far as i know , there is no mention of god ( the word God in local parlance) in buddhist texts ,the term used is Devas (beings in the higher realm). In ancient hindu texts there is mention of devas ...
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Karma instead of God's plan

Hello I wondered if the existence of karma (I believe in it anyway) can take the place of the concept of "God's plan" - which is how some people live with the horrors of Nihilism. I am not a ...
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Praying to God - What are the consequences?

I was raised in a Catholic environment, however I'm adding more and more Dhamma in my life, currently I spend much more time with Buddhists practices than Catholics. the point is that I still keep ...
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Which Buddhist council included the conclusions that there is no creator-god and no day of judgment?

After the Buddha is said to have achieved Nirvana, there were subsequent Buddhist Councils that were held. Some years ago I came across an article that said that it was in one of these Councils that ...
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Is there a proper English word to call Brahmas?

According to the Dhamma(afaik), there are three types of heavenly beings. Devas - Gods(male) Apsara/Divyangana - Angels(female) who accompany the gods. Brahmas(Rupa/Arupa) - ? We can use the word '...
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How does Buddhism describe God?

I've encountered many ideas about the identity of God, ranging from the omniscient, omnipresent, omnipotent as in Judeo-Christian cultures, to that of one who has reached enlightenment. Is it ...
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Did Gautama Buddha believe in God?

I hear the Buddha rejected the cultural gods when he achieved enlightenment and made statements that seem to reject gods, is this true? If not, what kind of God did the Buddha believe in?
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Do Buddhists believe in gods?

As far as I know, many Buddhists believe in multiple gods. Doesn't this contradict the idea that the world is governed by the law of karma? Is praying to gods allowed?