Posted by Mister Hebat (184.108.40.206) on July 27, 2000 at 10:33:57:
In Reply to: God posted by Grace on July 23, 2000 at 03:56:45:
Dear Buddhist friends,
Someone has told me, and I also read some books,
that according to Buddhist view, the creator of the universe is Lord MahaBrahma, and Maha Brahma can be the God of some non Buddhist religion.
That is a good book about this matter, whose title is "Buddhist Meditation" by Yogi Chen.
But the main destination of Buddhism is to gain entlightment and be free from suffering, so this matter is not discussed deeper.
So God exist or not, whether He created the universe or not, is not the main theme in Buddhism.
But sometimes believing in God can help to calm down our mind.
Some Mahayana and also Theravada Buddhist temples in South East Asia have special altar that dedicated to God (Maha Brahma). According to my opinion we can not say that Buddhism is atheism religion, but Buddhism is the MIDDLE WAY, that avoid all extreme point of views. Buddhism is not theistic or atheistic religion. Buddhism is Buddhism.
Budhism accept that God is exist, but it is not important to discuss about it.
If I make mistakes, please forgive me.
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