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Why we pay homage to Buddha?

Exploring modern Theravāda interpretations of the Buddha's teaching.
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ganegaar
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Re: Why we pay homage to Buddha?

Postby ganegaar » Mon Dec 26, 2016 7:49 am

Sīlepatiṭṭhāya naro sapañño, cittaṃ paññañca bhāvayaṃ;
Ātāpī nipako bhikkhu, so imaṃ vijaṭaye jaṭanti.

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Re: Why we pay homage to Buddha?

Postby ganegaar » Mon Dec 26, 2016 6:33 pm

Sīlepatiṭṭhāya naro sapañño, cittaṃ paññañca bhāvayaṃ;
Ātāpī nipako bhikkhu, so imaṃ vijaṭaye jaṭanti.

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Re: Why we pay homage to Buddha?

Postby gben » Mon Jan 09, 2017 3:34 am

If a buddhist or a school of buddhism pays homage to the Buddha or teaches others to then they are not actually buddhists or buddhist schools.

Currently most buddhism and most buddhist teachers and teachings are either very far from what Buddhism actually is or completely not necessary.

Just as modern Christianity has almost nothing to do with who or what Jesus of Nazareth was. Delusional men through the centuries have splintered Buddhism into many pieces at their will, men have turned Buddhism into hierarchies and into businesses and a livelihood.

Buddhas are not here to be worshiped, they are here to free you, worship, homage and other rituals and ceremonies are a waste of time, they are things put together by men not Buddhas.

The word "Buddhism" itself is actually useless beyond being a label for the phenomenon it names. The best thing to do is what the original Buddha did, throw out all the things non-Buddhas are doing and find yourself by relaxing and watching yourself. When you gain actual self-knowledge, when you see what you are then you are as much a Buddha as there ever was.

You are simply a part of life hosting the phenomenon of thought. Figure out what that means and you are free.

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Re: Why we pay homage to Buddha?

Postby Coëmgenu » Mon Jan 09, 2017 3:37 am

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Re: Why we pay homage to Buddha?

Postby Mkoll » Mon Jan 09, 2017 3:40 am

Namo tassa bhagavato arahato samma sambuddhassa
Namo tassa bhagavato arahato samma sambuddhassa
Namo tassa bhagavato arahato samma sambuddhassa

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Re: Why we pay homage to Buddha?

Postby form » Fri Mar 10, 2017 2:23 am

Paying homage just means respect.

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Re: Why we pay homage to Buddha?

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Re: Why we pay homage to Buddha?

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Re: Why we pay homage to Buddha?

Postby chownah » Fri Mar 10, 2017 8:44 am

I respect my brother but I do not pay homage to him.
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Re: Why we pay homage to Buddha?

Postby SarathW » Fri Mar 10, 2017 8:58 am

Even Buddha wanted some thing to respect and homage.
So he kept Dhamma as his teacher.
“As the lamp consumes oil, the path realises Nibbana”

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Re: Why we pay homage to Buddha?

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Re: Why we pay homage to Buddha?

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Re: Why we pay homage to Buddha?

Postby SarathW » Fri Mar 10, 2017 8:18 pm

“As the lamp consumes oil, the path realises Nibbana”

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Re: Why we pay homage to Buddha?

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Re: Why we pay homage to Buddha?

Postby SarathW » Fri Mar 10, 2017 9:50 pm

Last edited by SarathW on Sat Mar 11, 2017 2:34 am, edited 1 time in total.
“As the lamp consumes oil, the path realises Nibbana”

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Re: Why we pay homage to Buddha?

Postby chownah » Sat Mar 11, 2017 1:49 am


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Re: Why we pay homage to Buddha?

Postby SarathW » Sat Mar 11, 2017 2:35 am

Thanks for the correction.
:focus:
“As the lamp consumes oil, the path realises Nibbana”

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Re: Why we pay homage to Buddha?

Postby chownah » Sat Mar 11, 2017 4:27 am

:focus:
I think that paying homage as presented in the scriptures is a way to remind people to remember that they are on a path.....we so easily forget this I think...... I don't think it is to say how great the buddha was....he is dead already and can't hear it anyway.....
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Re: Why we pay homage to Buddha?

Postby SarathW » Sat Mar 11, 2017 5:06 am

“As the lamp consumes oil, the path realises Nibbana”

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Re: Why we pay homage to Buddha?

Postby form » Sat Mar 11, 2017 7:23 am

What about some highly knowledgeable in Buddhism saying they are not Buddhist? Or some obviously highly accomplished in Buddhist training that do not want to be labelled as a Buddhist?


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