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Buddhism is not dogmatic but do you observe some rituals?

  1. Thriller profile image59
    Thrillerposted 5 years ago

    Unlike Hinduism which comprises chiefly of rituals, Buddha did not prescribe any to his followers yet most Asian countries have developed some simple rituals like prayers, lighting candles, showering flowers etc. Do you agree with such practices and do you follow some rituals and practices unrelated to the practice of Buddhist philosophy?

    1. Rishy Rich profile image80
      Rishy Richposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      The only practice which can be validated in Buddhism is meditation. The four noble truths and eightfold path are also practices but do not fall within the boundary of rituals. Lighting candles or any other rituals are the result of later developments & may not have a place in Gautama's teachings.

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      paarsurreyposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Krishna, Buddha, Zoroaster, Moses, Jesus, Muhammad; they did not mention any such superstition; later when their truthful message was forgotten people resorted to such practices.

      1. Rishy Rich profile image80
        Rishy Richposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        What superstition you are talking about?

        If lighting a candle & showering flower is superstition, than dont you think 'NAMAZ' is also a superstition?

        Well it must be, coz I dont see any rationality in praying the same old lines again & again like a Parrot - 5 times a day, 30 days a month. Prayer should come from feelings not from memorizations.

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          anhdaozzzposted 5 years ago in reply to this

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