viniketa wrote:Indeed. Buddha refused to comment on whether god exists or does not exist.
I should have been more accurate in my statement. The Acintita Sutta
is what I was thinking of:
Conjecture about [the origin, etc., of] the world is an unconjecturable that is not to be conjectured about, that would bring madness & vexation to anyone who conjectured about it.
Brahmā is mentioned in a couple of suttas, including the Brahmajāla and Kevatta
, but not as being 'born'. Brahmā is only one aspect of 'God', limited to creation. So, Buddha does not discuss whether or not Brahmā created the world. 'Brahman' (note spelling) would be closest to the 'God of Abraham'. Buddha does not mention Brahman to my knowledge, nor the 'personal' aspect of 'God', Īśvara. Reference to a 'servant of Brahman' should be spelled 'brahmin', though it's often spelled brahma or brahman.