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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.


"Am I right that Gautama Budda did not teach to worship the Hindu Gods?" Yes, you are correct. "Did he teach not to worship them?" For those taking refuge in the Triple Gem (ie., Buddhists) it is advised not to seek salvation in the form of the Hindu Gods. The Buddha taught that salvation or liberation can not be found via worship of the ...

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