Do Buddhists believe only in Buddha?
Buddishists do not belive in one god because they have more than one symbol
Buddhists believe in Buddha in the same way that Americans "believe" in George Washington" , not in the way that Christians "believe" in Jesus. The Buddha is a historic figure who solved the problem of suffering and proposed a route to enlightenment. He is, however, a man not a god.
In Traditional Buddhism, Buddhists only believe in Buddha ; they do not have any gods.
People who believe in Buddha are commonly called Buddhists. They practice Buddhism
Buddhists do not believe in a Supreme Creator. They believe that achieving enlightenment is the highest goal.
Buddhists practice Buddhism, based on the teachings of the Buddha, 'the enlightened One'. Buddhists meditate and practice acts of compassion. There are no dogmas, and you don't have to believe in God. Also see, 'What do Buddhists believe?'
Followers of the Buddha are called Buddhists.
Buddhists feel that each person has the potential to become a Buddha (enlightened). Being a Buddha is not the equivalent of being a god, simply the realization of your true nature.
Most of the Samurai were buddhists, which they believed buddha.
Buddhism was started by a real person Prince Siddhartha Gautama - The Buddha- about 2500 years ago. Yes, that is what Buddhists believe
The most basic facts about Buddhism are (1) the Buddhists believe in cause and effect ( Kamma and it's effect) (2) the Buddhists believe in previous and next lives (3) the Buddhists believe in the Buddha, his teachings (the Dhamma) and his disciples (the Sangha). A Buddhist does not have to believe or disbelieve in God. There are Hindu Buddhists, Christian Buddhists and Jewish Buddhists as well as atheist Buddhists. Buddhism is based on the… Read More
Hindu people has their gods and goddesses while the Buddhists has their god Buddha , Buddhists believe more on what Buddha taught when he is still alive.. Hindu worships many gods and goddesses..
the theraveda buddhists believe they practice the original form of Buddhism as handed down to them by Buddha
Buddhists do not really believe in a god but they revere Prince Sidharta Gautama (The Buddha).
No! The Buddha even said "The mind is everything. What you think you become."
The only thing that Buddhists feel is proper to desire is enlightenment. The desire for all other things leads to suffering.
The short answer is no. The long answer is that The Buddha is not a god and us Buddhists do not believe in sin. We believe that people can do unmoral things but sin is a god-based concept and Buddhists do not believe in any omnipotent god or gods.
The main difference is that Christians believe in Jesus as God and as humanity's only salvation. Buddhists don't have a theology-- Buddha is not necessarily God. Buddhists see that there are many paths to salvation/enlightenment.
Worship is an action rendered to a religion's god(s). Buddha is not a god, he is a man. He is revered by Buddhists and other people who value his thoughts. Chinese are not the only people who are Buddhists.
Buddhists believe in the teachings of Buddha, not in any one person necessairly. It is more a philosophy of life, than it is a religion.
Buddhists do not believe inn deities (gods) which interact with mankind to reward or punish the human race.
Buddha and his family were Hindu before Buddha became enlightened. In areas where Buddhism came in as an "alternate" belief the peoples had many beliefs - Taoist, Confucian, Christian.
None. We Buddhists believe in no immortal, all-powerful deities, not even the Buddha.
At its most basic level Buddhists see no need for a deity to provide rules, salvation, answer prayers and judge people. Christians see this construct as essential.The thrust of Buddhism is that people inherently have a Buddha nature (essentially goodness) in them that leads them to better themselves and attain enlightenment and the cessation from pain by their own effort. Christians have a doctrine of "original sin" which states that people are inherently evil and… Read More
We Buddhists believe in no immortal, all-powerful deities, not even the Buddha, who was just a man.
Buddhists generally following the teachings of the Buddha in that all material phenomena are the result of cause and effect, this includes the creation of the universe and the big bang.
Buddhists reject the caste system .Neither Buddhists nor Hindus believe life is suffering.Buddha rejected as the philosophy of karma and multiple Gods.
some Filipinos do believe that and some are Muslims too! but mostl Filipinos are christians Filipino buddhists do believe in Buddha of course. There are Buddhist Temples here Some buy images of Buddha and display it in their houses although they are not buddhists. They think that it is good luck and Filipinos are also influenced by the Chinese culture. There is even a place in Manila called China Town because many Chinese businessmen established… Read More
Buddhists do not worship The Buddha, they revere him, because he taught us the way to end suffering. Hindus believe that The Buddha is one of the 25 incarnations of Vishnu.
Buddhists come in many varieties. Some Buddhists believe that if an individual has not been liberated in this life, unused karma creates another related life after death. Other Buddhists don't believe this. Yet other Buddhists neither believe nor disbelieve in an afterlife, as they base their convictions on what they know and experience for themselves. There is currently an ongoing debate among Buddhists regarding whether or not the Buddha taught that a belief in rebirth… Read More
It depends on what you mean by "believe in". There are certainly spiritual tales that Buddhists believe in as well as the story of the Buddha himself. Buddhists also enjoy stories from their day-to-day lives. However, not all stories that a Buddhist believes to be true is necessarily a source of spiritual enlightenment (and therefore worthy of proper belief).
Christians believe that Jesus rose from the dead and He is God. Buddhists believe Buddha is god and follow the 8 fold path.
We Buddhists believe in no immortal, all-powerful gods or deities, not even the Buddha, who was just a man. We also believe in no creator gods.
To become a Buddha, you must cease to exist or become Non-self. While Mahayana Buddhists believe in 18 hells and a few paradises, these are all temporary, as the end goal is Nirvana or non-existence.
Buddhists have monasteries, shrines and temples, not churches. In these places we hold teachings and train monks, nuns and lay people in the teachings of the Buddha. There is no worship at these places or any other Buddhist holy places because we believe in no gods, not even the Buddha (he was just a man).
There is no diety of buddhism, Buddhists believe that there is no god. However they look up to Siddartha Gautama(Buddha) as an inspiration and what they want to be.
Buddhists are to be found an all the continents. However the belief originated in Asia on the subcontinent of India.
They go to temples. Temples are the worshiping place
Yes , followers of Buddha are called Buddhists
There are around 376 million Buddhists worldwide and many more who empathize with Buddhism but who do not consider themselves Buddhists. It should be emphasized that Buddha is not "someone to believe in" (as with a god). He was a teacher who created a philosophy based on understanding one's place in the universe, in order to avoid suffering and materialistic desires.As a christian i believe that Budah is a false GOD which does not nead… Read More
Buddha only idenitifed the way to enlightenment. There is nothing to stop a person from independently reaching the same conclusions, in which case he or she could strive for enlightenment without ever hearing of the Buddha. Unlike Christianity where Jesus is necessary for salvation, the Buddha is not a required belief for enlightenment in Buddhism. As Zen Biddhists put it,"If you meet the Buddha on the road- kill him.".
Buddha himself indicated that if gods exist they have no impact on human progress towards enlightenment. Some Buddhists don't believe in God because unlike other religions, Buddha is a human being who is an awakened teacher sharing his insights to help sentient human beings end suffering, achieve nirvana, and escape what is seen as a cycle of suffering and rebirth.
The question is a little vague. Most Buddhists don't believe in Buddha in the same way that Christians believe in Jesus. Gautama Siddharta, the historical Buddha, was merely the person who delivered the teachings of enlightenment to the world. Unlike Christianity, the veneration of the Buddha is not central to the religion. He taught that he was simply a man, not to be worshiped, and that innumerable Buddhas existed before and will exist after him… Read More
Buddha is the figure through which Buddhists worship the Supreme Self, much like Christians worship God the Father through Jesus Christ. The Buddha is not the worshipped but is the path to that which is worshipped.
Buddhists are not supposed to worship Buddha. HE is their teacher and guide.
Hinduism is associated with Sikhism and Buddhism because the founder or Sikhism, guru nanak was a Hindu and buddhists believe in 'buddha'. The 'buddha', who is actually called prince Siddharthan was a Hindu.
The Buddha did not concern himself with answering the question of whether there is a God or Gods since it is not relevant to what he was searching for, which is an end to suffering. Buddhists do not consider The Buddha, Siddhattha Gotama, a God. Some Buddhists believe that there is a heavenly realm where people can attain temporary god-hood, but this belief is not universal.
Not everyone may believe that the Greek God's existed but it's all whether you follow that faith or not, like Muslims believe in Allah, Christians believe in God, Buddhists believe in Buddha.
Buddhist believe in Buddha because he was a real person. He worked very hard to find out a way that people can escape suffering. When he did this, rather than keep it for himself or share it with a close community of friends, he spread the information to as many people as he could.
Buddhism, yet many Buddhists worship the Buddha like a god. Any polytheistic religion would qualify since they do not believe in just one god.
Buddhists follow the teachings of the Gautama Buddha.
Buddha taught the 8 fold path to everyone seeking enlightment and it is the basis of Hinduism