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By the way, Buddhists come in many ethnicities like Thai, Burmese, Sri Lankan, Cambodian, Vietnamese, Chinese, Japanese and even English persons like Ajahn Brahm or Germans like Bhikkhu Analayo. There are different schools and sub-schools within Hinduism and also different schools and sub-schools within Buddhism. So, for this answer, I will limit the scope. ...


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Solipsism is not a religion or philosophy. It's just a speculative idea: "hmm how do we know the world we experience actually exists? What if our senses and minds are fooling us and nothing else exists at all?". I don't think there are many people, if any, who seriously believe in solipsism and make it one's guiding principle. It's just a ...


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"Solipsism is the belief that there is only one mind, and all other people are philosophical zombies, right?" Not exactly. Solipsism says the only thing a mind can know for sure is its own self-existence. The corollary is that the existence of other minds can never truly be known. That it can never be known if others are just philosophical zombies. ...


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Buddhists worship deities that they believe are Buddhas or Dharmapalas. Some deities are closely related to Hinduism or some say the same. But Buddhism is different from Hinduism at its core. It's not only about deities but also about teachings. If a deity confers the Buddhist teaching you might say he/she's Buddhist.


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Lord Buddha did not say not to worship gods. What Lord Buddha did say was not to become unconditional followers/worshipers of gods by neglecting the Triple Gems - The Buddha, The Dhamma and The Sangha. According to Buddhism, a person who engages in righteous work and prevents from sinful acts might eventually become a god in his/her next life or lives ...


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Actually it appears that the Buddha spoke positively of the use of legitimate wealth for performing oblations or offerings to the gods (who are not immortal or eternal) in the sutta quoted below. From AN 5.41: Furthermore, with his legitimate wealth he makes five spirit-offerings: Puna caparaṃ, gahapati, ariyasāvako uṭṭhānavīriyādhigatehi bhogehi ...


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