I have seen in a few places the last few days that people have put Buddha in lists with gods, however that is a misconception, Siddhartha Gautama (the Buddha) is not a god and he is not worshiped within Buddhism.Answer Question
Answer by Anonymous at 3:40 AM on Sep. 14, 2010
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Answer by Piskie at 5:37 AM on Sep. 14, 2010
If you study all the different sects of Buddhism, you will find that some certainly do worship him. Especially Buddhists in India, Laos & Thailand. Culturally, India has been "worshiping" deities for a long time. The Buddhists there are just used to it. It's in their culture. They bathe Buddha statues in milk, cover him with flowers, pray to his statues. If you visit Japan where Zen Buddhism is popular, you will not see this at all. Most people don't know that there are SO MANY different sects in Buddhism, just like there is in Christianity.
Answer by samurai_chica at 7:22 AM on Sep. 14, 2010
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Answer by KristiS11384 at 10:35 AM on Sep. 14, 2010
I believe it's called Bodhisattva when you reach enlightenment. No, they don't necessarily call Buddha a "god". But, i have been to India...i have seen them worship Buddha & spent time with both Buddhist & Hindu the monks there. It's more of a traditional thing than anything else. Anyone who takes the time to love, care for & bathe a statue is definitely in "worship" mode. The word "WORSHIP" means to have devotion for. Many Buddhist show devotion for Lord Buddha. They have strong love for him. Some sects are more "devotional" however while some think they don't need that devotion.
Answer by samurai_chica at 10:43 AM on Sep. 14, 2010
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