What is Buddha?

 Jared.L (@Jared.L)4 years, 1 month ago

As i understand it there are no creatergod in buddhism but as i can see thre is gods but not creaters. The buddhas are the gods. They are human who have become gods through nirvana. You can pray to them to get energy in meditations or for better life. Is that right?
But what created the universe in buddhist writings?

September 26, 2016 at 6:45 am
Florence.3 (3) (@Florence.3) 4 years ago ago

In general, ‘Buddha’ means ‘Awakened One’, someone who has awakened from the sleep of ignorance and sees things as they really are. A Buddha is a person who is completely free from all faults and mental obstructions. There are many people who have become Buddhas in the past, and many people will become Buddhas in the future….There is nothing that Buddha does not know. Because he has awakened from the sleep of ignorance and has removed all obstructions from his mind, he knows everything of the past, present, and future, directly and simultaneously. Moreover, Buddha has great compassion which is completely impartial, embracing all living beings without discrimination.

He benefits all living beings without exception by emanating various forms throughout the universe, and by bestowing his blessings on their minds. Through receiving Buddha’s blessings, all being, even the lowliest animals, sometimes develop peaceful and virtuous states of mind. Eventually, through meeting an emanation of Buddha in the form of a Spiritual Guide, everyone will have the opportunity to enter the path to liberation and enlightenment. As the great Indian Buddhist scholar Nagarjuna said, there is no one who has not received help from Buddha.

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