--- In Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com, Jue Miao Jing Ming - 覺妙精明 
  I come to 
> understand Christian terms as sort of "outside in" or "top down", 
> Buddhist terms are "inside out" or "bottom up". 

Good for you Donald!.  I love it.  For some reason it sounds like a 
kind of humoristic explanation though I know you meant to be as 
accurate as possible.  But I couldn't help and laugh at the accurate 

> 1.  Yes, faith is a commitment for one to practice and witness 
> It is a gradual process.
> 2.  Prayer is one's action to sync one's heart with the heart of 
> universe through stillness of body, mind and spirit.
> 3.  Blessing is the harmony of one's heart with that of the 
> (hence, harmonious actions and words)
> Replace "universe" with "Buddha", you get Buddhist terms.
> Well?

What do you mean by stillness of body, mind and spirit?.  wouldn't be 
mindful concentration in the awareness of body and mind produce 
togetherness which helps to manifest the holy spirity or the breath 
of God?

I like the two comments you make.  Their simple and straight forward.


> >
> > Hello JMJM,
> >
> > some times I think the English translations are misleading. Using 
> > 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 
> > right
> > path. What would the correct meaning of Buddhist Prayer and 
> > Blessings be?
> >
> > JODY
> >
> >


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