Hi, I've recently started researching Buddhism after feeling a pull to it as I'm working on overcoming PTSD. There’s the opposite nihilistic extreme — those who have studied a little about Buddhism — and assume that the Dharma of Buddha is atheistic or non-theistic. Buddhists Worship the Buddha. Do Buddhists believe in God? I'm really enjoying it so far, but i'm very confused on Buddhist teachings on deities? Buddhists often pray to Buddha or recite his name in their prayers, but they do not believe that Buddha is divine. There are millions of atheists and free-thinkers, not to mention many Buddhists, who live useful, happy and meaningful lives without belief in a god. Is Buddhism monotheist or polytheist? Buddhists do not believe in God like that. In this world and in all worlds, there are many beginnings and ends. In a word, no. 1) There is no god. "If you don’t have God in Buddhism then who or what caused the universe?" So it seems to be pretty clear cut that Buddhists don't believe in a god the way that monotheistic religions like Christianity do. Rather, Buddhists believe that all of nature – and all the energy in nature – is god. What does Buddhism teach about the idea of God? That doesn’t mean that they’re opposed to a god, it just means they have no reason to have a god.. SEE ALSO: 10 Interesting Facts About Buddha 2) Buddha is not worshiped Buddhism is unique amongst the religions of the world because it does not have any place for God in its soteriology. The historical Buddha began as an ordinary person, who gained awakening by training his … Instead, the foundation of Buddhism is following the teachings of Buddha. When the Buddha was asked how the world started, he kept silent. Buddhists do not believe in a single god. definitely polytheistic like 500 gods Hinduism is the religion that has many gods. They believe in a collective humanity in which every person has the ability to become a Buddha, meaning a perfected human being. Many people, not familiar with Buddhist thought, assume that the label of “religion” means Buddhists must believe in some type of God. There is no divine creator god or supreme being in the Buddhist teachings, so that Buddhism is often called a nontheistic religion. Unlike Hinduism or other eastern religions, Buddhism does not have a central god. Buddhist beliefs regarding a god or gods vary between traditions of Buddhism, and even between individual practitioners. However, Buddha is not considered a god, and Buddhists do not worship any god in the traditional sense. 10. of 11. Buddhists believe in reincarnation and the law of karma. Buddhism does not have a role for god(s). Even though Buddhism does not require belief in God, most schools of Buddhism are highly mystical, which puts it outside the bounds of simple philosophy. Some claim that belief in god's power is necessary because humans, being weak, do not have the strength to help themselves. They believe there is no evidence to support a solitary being ruling over the vast universe. In Mahayana Buddhism, however, the universe is populated with celestial buddhas and bodhisattvas who are worshipped as gods and goddesses. In the religion of Buddhism we don’t have a first cause, instead we have a never ending circle of birth and death. Yes, in the sense that Buddhism does not feature worship of some deity called by a proper name “God” or the equivalent word used as a proper name in any of its texts, as far as I know. The historical Buddha is considered to have been a human being who realized enlightenment through his own efforts. Religions, Buddhism does not have a role for god in Buddhism then who or what caused universe. 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