Technically, Buddhism has no deities. However, in various countries where Buddhism is practiced, people have added their own deities and combined them with their practice; thi…s varies by country. (MORE)
In a sense. In Tibetan Buddhism especially it's easy to consider the treatment of Bodhisattvas and Buddhas (enlightened beings) as "worship", but it is very different from the… western idea of this. These beings are always treated with reverence, but it is taught that fundamentally, we are no different from the Buddhas, all things are indeed one, but in our unrealized state we still perceive inherent separation between things (such as the separation between oneself and a Buddha), rather than seeing all things as different and unique waves in the same ocean. So the Buddha Shakyamuni (this world's Buddha) is not a god from a different realm, but rather a normal human who perfected his spiritual practice until his mind opened completely (enlightenment), and then taught what he had learned. The Buddha himself actually never denied nor confirmed the existence of God/s. He basically said that there was no way we would know by intellectual debate, and that we should simply try to perfect ourselves regardless. It's really a hard question to answer without taking some time to explain Buddhism in greater detail, but I hope I helped. Answer: (MORE)
God the father along with His Son Jesus Christ, assisted by the Holy Ghost, the three being absolutely equal in terms of Godhead, power and authority and not to be understood …as separate beings. (MORE)
A deity is a god. Here are some sentences. .
The deity that I worship is Thor. .
I pray to my deity daily. .
To ancient peoples, there could be a deity in everyday object…s like trees and rocks. The Buddha is a deity or god-like figure in Buddhism and Eastern Religions.Pharoahs were deity in ancient Egypt Vishnu, one of the deities for hinduism, lives in the ocean and sky The Buddha is a deity or god-like figure in Buddhism and Eastern Religions. (MORE)
To understand whether a Monotheist can have a deity we must know the absolute meaning of Monotheism, Polytheism and Atheism. This is because there is no deity in Monotheism an…d Atheism and it exists only in Polytheism. Monotheism, Polytheism and Atheism: We know that, 1. Monotheism is based on belief in just one god 2. Polytheism is based on belief in many gods 3. Atheism is based on belief in no god. The Absolute meaning of Monotheism, Polytheism and Atheism: 1. Monotheism is total belief in god 2. Polytheism is partial belief in god 3. Atheism is no belief in god. Polytheist: Polytheism is a wide spectrum. A Polytheist, 1. At one extremity is a Monotheist 2. At the other extremity is an Atheist. It is only in the middle is he really a Polytheist. Monotheism, Polythism and Hinduism: Hinduism is the one and only religion that is both Monotheistic and Polytheistic. Monotheistic Hinduism: Brahman is the Monotheistic Hindu god. He is not a deity and he is the one and only Hindu god who is not represented by an idol. Polytheistic Hinduism: In Hinduism there are seven grades of belief, each grade associated with a god. They are, 1. Indra 2. Shakti 3. Brahma 4. Vishnu 5. Shiva 6. Shani 7. Yama. Indra is at the Monotheistic extremity and Yama is at the Atheistic extremity. Need for deity in Polytheism: The wide spectrum of belief in Polytheistic Hinduism makes it extrmely complicated. The deity simplifies the life of a Hindu Polytheist 1. It prevents him from becoming a Monotheist or an Atheist. 2. It ensures that his belief in god is constant. Monotheism and Deity: 1. We can be Monotheistic under ideal conditions only. Thus, Brahman, the Monotheistic Hindu god, is also the ideal Hindu god. 2. Under ideal conditions there is no need for imagination. Since an idol is semi real, reality representing imagination, it has no place in Monotheism. Thus, Brahman can't be represented by an idol. 3. Since the Monotheist's belief in god is maximum and constant he doesn't need a deity. Dangers of Monotheistic having a deity: If a Monotheist tries to have a deity, 1. His belief in god would become lesser and variable and may even get abolished completely. 2. His life would become extremely complicated 3. He can't know what ideal life is Therefore, a Monotheist need not, cannot and should not have a deity. (MORE)