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To: ThanhPhero
Every year thousands of Buddhists make a holy pilgrimage to Lumbini - long identified as the birthplace of Siddhartha Gautama, who became the Buddha ...

Good Buddhists don't worship Buddha, nor do they pray to him. He's not a god.

4 posted on 11/26/2013 4:02:26 PM PST by Usagi_yo
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To: Usagi_yo

“Good Buddhists don’t worship Buddha, nor do they pray to him. He’s not a god. “

You are correct. I know several Chinese who believe in Buddhism as a way of life, and believe in Jesus as their savior. They say the two paths are in perfect concordance.


5 posted on 11/26/2013 4:14:29 PM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Usagi_yo
Accepting his Academy Award for The Killing Fields in 1985, Dr. Haing S. Ngor thanked "my god, Buddha".

This may have been a figure of speech to avoid a lengthy explanation where one wasn't appropriate.

7 posted on 11/26/2013 4:32:57 PM PST by ExGeeEye (The enemy's gate is down...and to the left.)
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To: Usagi_yo

depends on which buddhist denomination: Theravada do not, but many Mahayana sub-sects do


17 posted on 11/27/2013 2:01:38 AM PST by Cronos (Obama’s dislike of Assad is not based on Assad’s brutality but that he isn't a jihadi Moslem)
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