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What tools does a Buddhist have to engender others to take a wiser approach?

Mum is regularly woken in the night by panic attacks which bring on uncomfortable physical sensations that she takes so seriously she has been known to ring the paramedics (always unnecessarily). ...
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What do Buddhists think in quick prayers (at graves, near altars etc.)?

When declared Buddhists and Eastern Asians in general quickly pray next to graves and altars in silence, what kinds of thoughts go on their minds? Of course, it's not possible to read people's minds, ...
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Prayer vs Meditation

When we have a powerful practice called Meditation, why prayer? Does the prayer deals with the worldly things, because everyone pray to god like I want a car or I wanna be rich. Is that only deals ...
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Devotion in Buddhism

What is the purpose or significance of devotion in Buddhism? Are there differences in acts of devotion in Mahayana and Theravada tradition?
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Does anyone know the origin of the Buddhist Prayer of Forgiveness?

Buddhist Prayer of Forgiveness If I have harmed anyone in any way either knowingly or unknowingly through my own confusions I ask their forgiveness. If anyone has harmed me in any way ...
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prayer ettiquette in a wheelchair

Is it (in a strict view) possible to go to inside a temple/pagoda sanctum with a wheelchair or should it be placed outside? and/or orthotics? Ihave spina bifida and sit mostly in a wheelchair. I can ...
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Buddhist Prayer Beads, Malas

How are Malas used in the spiritual Buddhist practice? Are there instructions and introductions for use? I am equally interested in responses from the Buddhist practice of monks and lay people (...
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How to bless someone?

How to bless someone with special words in Buddhism ? My friends ask me for keep them in my pray but we don't believe in praying. So what should my answer to them ?
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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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Saying Grace before meals

When I was in rehab (15 years ago) I was at a Camp Hill community. It wasn't really that helpful for my drug problem. Maybe I wasn't ready at the time and because I don't believe in God, I had a lot ...
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I'm just interested in buddhism [closed]

Do buddhists pray? Do they ever speak to the universe in a spiritual manner? What are buddhists views on suicide? Do you help plan out your life before being reincarnated?
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Providing a prayer for others

As someone that is actively seeking to be a Buddhist, how does one show emotional support for others in time of need? Christians offer to pray for them if someone or some person is going through a ...
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Supplication in buddhist practice

Does any Buddhist practice consists of supplication, or is there too much merit being exchanged for that? Supplication (also known as petitioning) is a form of prayer, wherein one party humbly or ...
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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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How is prayer different in Buddhism when compared to theistic religions?

We all know the concept of kamma-vipaka and that we should strive and create the causes of our happiness. I understand the Buddhas only point the way, they teach the Dhamma and we are responsible for ...