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Why should we worship statues of Lord Buddha?

No one should worship any Statue, in death bed Lord Buddha says not to build any statue of him. More over He had been saying this all his life that his path is the path of practice not worship. Now ...
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Do the gods help us if we pray to them according to Buddhism?

As the common saying goes: "god(s) help those who help themselves", if the gods could help someone, it'd be only in accordance with that individual's wholesome kamma. Someone who kills, ...
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How to explain that relationship with someone worthy of respect is more than just a friendship?

This is not how it works. You don't beg for respect, you don't demand it. When you deserve respect, it happens naturally.
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Why should we worship statues of Lord Buddha?

There is no reason we have to. There is also no reason I have to. Plus there also is the same reason you don't have to either. Since you have free will, you can choose to do so however.
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Why should we worship statues of Lord Buddha?

No one worshiping Buddha in India, We just ignite candle only . And so if we gonna experiencing just observe, you'll see Buddha's statue, his face there's lighted spirit, you'll not find with other ...
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Why worship Buddha?

For me it is not ‘worship’ of the Buddha when I put my hands together and bow in front of a Buddha Statue. It really means paying homage at the Buddha image to pay my respects to the Buddha in ...
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Do the gods help us if we pray to them according to Buddhism?

In the Tibetan Tradition yes, Deities have mantras, such as Tara and Chenrezig, that can be evoked for protection and other benevolent reasons. These mantras have specific benefits, and some have no ...
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Gautama Buddha and Hindu divinities

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....
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Gautama Buddha and Hindu divinities

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 ...
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Devotion in Buddhism

In Theravada, there is faith and preferably verified confidence in the Buddha, the Dhamma and the Sangha. One who has faith is called a faith follower. There is faith, but there is no (Hindu style of) ...
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Why do people pray to Buddhas?

Define pray: to speak to God especially in order to give thanks or to ask for something But bhikkhu just recite to meditate. The example: Some bhikkhu want to leave the Buddhist monkhood, but when ...
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Why do people pray to Buddhas?

If you're saying that Buddha said that you should pray to God instead of to Buddha - then you're mistaken. Ultimately, in Buddhism, good things can only happen because of our own good karma. My ...
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Why do people pray to Buddhas?

Buddhists don't praying Buddha. Not reciting chants as devotee does for other gods. We just ignite candle which is symbol of enlightenment and we just pay homage to Buddha, Dhamma and Sangha those ...
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What does "I worship the Lord of the Thunderbolt" mean, in a translation of Shantideva's Bodhicaryavatara?

I would think it refers to the author's main Vajrayana teacher. As ChrisW rightly notes: Thunderbolt is a translation of Vajra. the lord The student-teacher relationship is very important in Buddhist ...
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Do the gods help us if we pray to them according to Buddhism?

Gokul NC ➨Do the gods help us if we pray to them according to Buddhism? Sure, if one honores and respects them, one can espect rewards. Like if one interacts with other beings, here being with guṇā, ...
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Do the gods help us if we pray to them according to Buddhism?

No, most likely not. Would Gokul NC helps somebody who prefers to pray rather that to be always aware that Gokul NC (gods) are watching one (see Adhipateyya Sutta: Governing Principles), and therefore ...
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Do the gods help us if we pray to them according to Buddhism?

I think it is important to distinguish between devas as yi-dams and those as lha. According to Buddhist Dharma I was taught, devas as lha are just sentient beings in Samsara, just like the other ...
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Why should we worship statues of Lord Buddha?

The Buddha never asked to be worshiped, he only asked that we use the Dhamma and Vinaya as a guide to cessation. Respect and veneration of the Buddha are wonderful, in that they engender a respect for ...
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