Posted by Susan (220.127.116.11) on August 15, 2000 at 11:16:54:
In Reply to: Prayer in Buddhism posted by Pat on August 13, 2000 at 07:41:40:
No one has put forth a reply to you and I am really not that much of an expert to be talking about this subject but just as you have your prayers, the Buddhist have theirs. Our high ceremonies are very similar to yours. This may surprise you but there were Catholic Prists that were in Tibet in the early 16th Century.
We say prayers for the same reason you say yours, we go for refuge, we go for forgiveness and on and on. Regardless what faith you follow, you find that each has their own set of prayers, its not a big secret. Just as yours were once said in Latin nost of the Tibetan prayers are said in sandscript but since I am not very good at that, they can also be said in English and it one of the same.
Buddhists aren't pagans, you know, its not the idol but the ideal that it stands for. I don't know if that helps you or not. Just one quick thing here, all faiths have prayers and they stand for spirituality and when they are said, then that creates energy forces within the channels and that is the connection between us. I'm sorry I am not saying this well. I was hoping someone would come on and tell us all as you asked a interesting question. You know there is a SEARCH screen on this site and perhaps someone has already asked and answered that question, check it out.
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