Hi Jody,

I am not sure there are one to one equivalent of your terms.  I come to 
understand Christian terms as sort of "outside in" or "top down", while 
Buddhist terms are "inside out" or "bottom up". At best, my answers are 
just interpretation.  Please read them between the lines.

1.  Yes, faith is a commitment for one to practice and witness oneself. 
It is a gradual process.
2.  Prayer is one's action to sync one's heart with the heart of the 
universe through stillness of body, mind and spirit.
3.  Blessing is the harmony of one's heart with that of the universe. 
(hence, harmonious actions and words)

Replace "universe" with "Buddha", you get Buddhist terms.


Jody W. Ianuzzi wrote:
> Hello JMJM,
> some times I think the English translations are misleading. Using the 
> word
> Faith, Prayer and Blessings in English have a very Christian meaning and
> when people use these terms in Buddhism I think it is misleading.
> I understand Buddhist Faith to mean a trust in oneself to follow the 
> right
> path. What would the correct meaning of Buddhist Prayer and Buddhist
> Blessings be?


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