bunny wrote:I have seen Dharma Protectors being mentioned on this forum and I would like some information that I read on the internet verified please.
One source stated that Hindu gods and their re-incarnations have been "absorbed" by Buddhism as Dharma Protectors. Is this correct?
Another said that every Buddhist has his/her own personal Dharma Protector. Again is this correct?
dharmagoat wrote:Nemo wrote:Many Westerners believe the Protectors to be imaginary or merely symbolic aspects of their own mind. That kind of gets on my nerves.
Why does it get on your nerves?
Nemo wrote:It like a blind man telling you there is no such thing as colours. That they are merely a symbolic experience of ones own consciousness. True on one level, but not even close on another.
Nemo wrote:Why can't ones experiences from thousands of hours of meditation be considered empirical evidence? The Buddha gave all the necessary tools to find out for yourself. Faith is for the foolish.
bunny wrote:Thank you all for your replies. Still a bit confused but I'm getting there
I'll just be an observor in this thread for the moment and read the wonderful and insightful replies.
bunny wrote:Ah okay thank you Jeff Yes I had a Christian upbringing until I was 10. Northern Ireland/Ireland as a whole was (still is) very Christian.
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