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The True Concept of God in Buddhism?

Buddha was silent about the existence or non-existence of God. It may be that since India was drowned in idol worship and anthropomorphism that a sudden step to monotheism would have been drastic and hence Buddha may have chosen to remain silent on the issue of God. He did not deny the existence of God. Buddha was once asked by a disciple whether God exists? He refused to reply. When pressed, he said that if you are suffering from a stomach ache would you concentrate on relieving the pain or studying the prescription of the physician. “It is not my business or yours to find out whether there is God — our business is to remove the sufferings of the world”.
Buddhism provided Dhamma or the ‘impersonal law’ in place of God. However this could not satisfy the craving of human beings and the religion of self-help had to be converted into a religion of promise and hope. The Hinayana sect could not hold out any promise of external help to the people. The Mahayana sect taught that Buddha’s watchful and compassionate eyes are on all miserable beings, thus making a God out of Buddha. Many scholars consider the evolution of God within Buddhism as an effect of Hinduism.
Many Buddhists adopted the local god and thus the religion of ‘No-God’ was transformed into the religion of ‘Many-Gods’ — big and small, strong and weak and male and female. The ‘Man-God’ appears on earth in human form and incarnates from time to time. Buddha was against the caste-system prevalent in the Hindu society.


  1. “Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it.
    Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many.
    Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your religious books.
    Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders.
    Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations. But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it.”
    Love and blessings

  2. you r right. Buddhism in extremely confusion condition. they loss their deity. once Buddhism was a monotheism. atheist tend to adopt this confused faith, due to they erase deity existence.

  3. Noooo…. First rule of Buddhism, it’s more philosiphy than religion. In following Buddhism you are not looking for answers e.g. “Where is God? Where is God now? Why haven’t I seen any evidence of God? Does God even exist?” It’s about enjoyment of life and escaping suffering. This is exactly why Buddhism doesn’t mention a God, because there is no point wasting your life worrying.

  4. Well, I know that Buddhists consider their religion as a religion of peace. Maybe that’s why he didn’t want to answer—he didn’t want to argue at all, but he didn’t know either. God has been revealed to the true believers in Jesus Christ, but whether we can convince anyone is another thing. If someone is truly seeking to know the truth with their whole hearts the truth will come to them simply because Jesus is on the look out for anyone who wants to know the real truth instead of the many lies this world has to offer. He will come to you if you desire with all your heart to know him. Jesus IS the truth.

  5. Buddhists believe there are gods, but they don’t believe there is no god who creates and controls everything.
    Why bother proving something that can’t really be proven?
    If you’re shot by an arrow, which is more important,
    searching for the one who shot you, or searching for a way to get that arrow out of your body?
    There is no one of us who knows whether god really exists or not, but we all know that humans are always trapped in suffering.
    So, rather than wasting time searching proofs for god existence, wouldn’t it be better to search a way to get rid of the suffering that traps humans?

  6. A kaleidoscope is a tube of mirrors containing loose coloured beads, pebbles, or other small coloured objects. The viewer looks in one end and light enters the other end, reflecting off the mirrors.
    Thus many different views of magnificent images while the viewer is seeing with eye towards the tube.
    If the other end is covered with your hand, there will be no images.
    Yet, if you are an observer looking at the event of the boy looking through the kaleidoscope, would you tell the boy whether there is the beautiful images or no images ?


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