Why does almost every one thinks that Lord Buddha is a God who created the Universe? By Forum May 31, 2010 0 - Advertisement - Lord Buddha is a human being born from a human mother. Buddha isn’t a GOD , Buddha is a Great Teacher. And who in the hell thinks Buddha as a God? - Advertisement - TagsAlmosteveryLordThinks Facebook Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp ReddIt Tumblr Mix Digg LINE Subscribe Notify of new follow-up comments new replies to my comments Name* Email* Website Name* Email* Website 17 Comments Most Voted Newest Oldest Inline Feedbacks View all comments Hall of Skulls Part 2 10 years ago What? I thought I was God. 0 Reply Trojan 10 years ago Only some one who does not clearly understand the definition of god can think that. I agree with you, Buddha wasn’t a god. 0 Reply k4ngaroo87 10 years ago It’s obviously ridiculous, yet there are millions that believe it’s true. 0 Reply Nevets 10 years ago Your statement “almost everyone” is grossly incorrect. 0 Reply Caboose 10 years ago People who don’t research the religion think Buddha is a god. 0 Reply Steph S 10 years ago I dont know where you got that idea. I’ve never heard of anyone saying Buddha was a god or the creator of the universe. 0 Reply IndianHulk 10 years ago Those who say are just trying to brainwash people 0 Reply gertystorrud 10 years ago No kidding! (Jesus is God!) The Father said if you do not accept My Son, you do not accept ME. 0 Reply Gorgeoustx Vote the Fundies OUT 10 years ago Only the most ignorant person does not know that Buddha is no God and he is not worshiped. Give us a little credit for not being morons, please. 0 Reply Old guy 10 years ago I don’t…Buddha is not even a name but more like an adjective, given to him by children, that expounded his mental condition (Awakened One). Which he himself believed was the nature of all men. 0 Reply Lily 10 years ago What? I thought only Buddhists thought that. Why do you say “almost everyone”? 0 Reply PaulCyp 10 years ago No-one thinks Buddha is a god, least of all Buddhists! 0 Reply kakjab 10 years ago Well, probably because people from most theistic religious backgrounds find it difficult to imagine a religion which doesn’t have one or several gods in the centre of their doctrines. It probably doesn’t occur to them that this could be possible… Never mind. 0 Reply John P (I'm only a bug) 10 years ago This seems to be a popular misconception among non-Buddhists. I believe it stems from them viewing Buddhist prostrations, offerings and misinterpreting that as a form of idolatry and worship. There are even Buddhists I have encountered (even on S&R) who have elevated the Buddha to a quasi-deity–a being “living” in some ephemeral world who grants prayers to his supplicants. So, why do some Buddhists have this belief? Ignorance, the need to cling to self, and superstition all come to mind. But, if this is their belief and it helps them (so-called Buddhists, that is) cope, it really causes no great harm. May all be at peace. John 0 Reply Rez Rostov 10 years ago Old Guy has it right, Buddha is a description or rather a state of being. 0 Reply Kisshomaru 10 years ago Remembering that many of those who were originally exposed to the teaching of Buddhism were not able to read and so could not utilize the Pali Canon, nor did they have time to sit and listen to the recitation of the sutras. In some countries and cultures, originally Buddhism was only taught to the elite of the same society. Peasant and common laborers had to work and had no time for learning a philosophy offering “enlightenment” as they had to deal with serving their lord and master and trying to provide for their family and themselves. What they did hear, they embellished and twisted, distorted. Others may have manipulated the teachings of the Buddha for their own purposes such as controlling others. As and when Western culture began to influence the cultures, ideas from one belief system may have been incorporated into the existing ideas and understandings. In this manner, various sects of Buddhism arose. When the Westerners returned to their homelands, they may have misunderstood what they saw and heard so as to accidentally further this misinterpretation especially after seeing the large images of the Buddha and people making offerings and praying to the same. It is easy to see where this misunderstanding came from. May you be well. 0 Reply JD 10 years ago people who think he was a deity obviously didn’t do any research. Buddha = enlightened one I agree, Buddha is! a Great Teacher. 0 Reply Related What are some good Tarot Card Spreads for guidance in my love life? Is there a way of finding out what your Aura looks like or what it means? Do Christians encourage people to read the bible because it contains a hidden mind numbing frequency? In what religion do people believe in reincarnation? How long should I do yoga for every day? when astral projecting/OBE can you posses someone else who is out of there body?