Buddhist faith, prayer and blessings have the same meaning as with Christian,
except that they are directed or concerned with Buddha, dharma and sangha. For
instance, a Buddist prayer is directed to Amitabha, Sakyamuni, or a wrathful
deity in the case of Tibetan Buddhism. Mind you, Bill is against all this. His
pure zen way calls for giving up all that superstition and relies on yourself.
Like Zhaozhou zen master says, when being asked, 'if everything has Buddha
nature, does a dog have it?', "NO!" (muuuuuu). That means 'don't attach to
anything. Not even Buddha.'
--- On Thu, 4/12/08, Jody W. Ianuzzi <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
From: Jody W. Ianuzzi <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Subject: Re: [Zen] Position of Karma in Zen
Date: Thursday, 4 December, 2008, 12:40 AM
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
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