What do most Buddhists say about Angels?

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Simon E.
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Re: What do most Buddhists say about Angels?

Postby Simon E. » Sat Jun 30, 2012 5:41 pm

I suspect that the question would not have occurred to them.
Remember the first Buddhist scriptures were not written until more than half a millenium after the Buddhas death.
And they came with the cultural legacy that surrounded all religious thought that emanated from ancient Bharat.
It was necessary to use certain concepts drawn from the mythos of the Sub- Continent.
That was the basic conceptual language needed for communication of things Dharmic.
So....a teacher whose birth was not seen as being miraculous in some way, and was not attended by Devas and associated with elephants and lotuses and so on had no chance of his teachings being taken seriously.

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My heart's in the Highlands
chasing the deer."

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Re: What do most Buddhists say about Angels?

Postby Grigoris » Sat Jun 30, 2012 5:58 pm

What do most Angels say about Buddhists?
"My religion is not deceiving myself."
Jetsun Milarepa 1052-1135 CE


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