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Can a ‘Creator God’ be ‘Created’?

Unless out of Bodhicitta, wanting to create something external is a sign of internal [spiritual] imperfection, incompletion and discontentment. – Shilashanti In the Brahmajala Sutta (http://tinyurl.com/sutta1), the Buddha tells of a long time ago,...

How Can A ‘Creator’ Be ‘Created’?

I’m the one who asked Brahmā  in the Hall of Justice before the assembly:  ‘Friend, do you still have the same view  that you had in the past?  Or do you see the radiance  transcending the Brahmā realm?’ [to be continued…] –...

Where Did God Come From?

Question: I was chatting with a friend when she asked, ‘If there is no God, where do we come from?’ How should I answer? Answer: For the Buddhist perspective, you can answer in this way – ‘If we came from a God, where did that God...

All Too Human, The ‘League Of Gods’

‘League Of Gods (封神传奇)’ is a way too creative retelling of the fictional 16th century Chinese classical novel (封神榜), sometimes translated as ‘Canonisation Of The Deities’ or ‘Investiture Of The Gods’....

Is There A God Who Allows Suffering?

With more selfless empathy, more will realise that when ‘others’ suffer, all of us as ‘one’ suffer, and all should help all. According to an article in ‘The Independent’ on the 18 Jan 2015, a tearful once abandoned...

Santideva Bodhisattva Explains Why There Is No God

As a perfect creator will never create the imperfect, and since the imperfect pervades this world, there is surely no perfect creator of this world. – Stonepeace | Books [118] [Nyaya-Vaiseka] God [as a creator] is the cause of the world. [Madhyamika]...

Is There An Almighty, All-Good & All-Wise Creator?

The most mighty, good and knowing ones possible are the Buddhas, having the most powerful skilful means (superpotence) with perfect compassion (omnibenevolence) and wisdom (omniscience) for guiding all to be free from suffering. – Stonepeace | Books If...

Are All Buddhas, Bodhisattvas & Gods The Same?

[1] Buddhas, Bodhisattvas & Gods By definition, gods are spiritually lesser than Bodhisattvas, who are lesser than Buddhas. The average god has more positive karma than the average human due to past good done, while Bodhisattvas can be anyone training...

The Buddha’s Perspectives On ‘God’

If there is an omnipotent, omnibenevolent, omniscient and omnipresent ‘creator’ of all, all of ‘his creation’ should be similar to ‘him’. As this is not so, this ‘creator’ does not exist. – Stonepeace The...

The Buddha’s Victory Over A God & Demon

If your inner Mara already subdues you, you are subdued by the outer Mara too. -Stonepeace As summarised from the Brahma-Nimantanika Sutta, the Buddha spoke of an occasion, when a wrong view arose in the mind of Baka Brahma, a god residing in Maha Brahma...

Did The Universe Have A Creator?

If there is an immovable prime mover of all things, how can it move any one thing, including itself? As such, the universe is an interdependent web [network] of moving [changing] physical and psychical parts. – Nowanden From “Why ‘Intelligent...

Can Faith In Any Deity Help The Dying?

According to one doctrine, there is a great, self-existent [i.e. uncreated] deity whose substance is real and who is all-pervading [i.e. omnipresent], eternal, and the producer of all phenomena [as a creator]…. If something [or someone] produces...

How To Reply To Claims That I Am Hellbound?

Question: I am a learning and practising Buddhist. During a discussion with a family member of another faith that believes in a creator god who damns all non-believers to hell, he said I am the devil in the family bound for hell. How should I respond? Answer: You...

Do You Believe In The Flying Spaghetti Monster?

No god, no brahma can be called the maker [creator] of this wheel of life [and death]; just empty phenomena roll on [without fixed forms], [inter]dependent on [changing] conditions [are] all. – Visuddhimagga (XIX) The Flying Spaghetti Monster (FSM)...

‘St. Vincent’ Or ‘Just Vincent’?

A school teacher who is a brother at St. Stephen’s School asks his class if anyone knows what a saint is. A girl replies that saints are ‘individuals who display and act out of exceptional holiness’. The brother replies – ‘that’s...
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