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What book did Buddhist use?


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July 11, 2008 5:17PM

There is not one "Buddhist Bible". Our sutras (scriptures) are just collections of the Buddha's many sermons as well as the teachings of various masters, and no one sutra is considered the king of them all, it is acknowledged that for some people this sutra may be more enlightening, and for others that one. Like most westerners, you seem to be starting from total darkness in regards to Buddhism, so before asking specific questions, you might find it easier to simply do some very basic research (wikipedia), from which you'll probably learn a lot. For instance, did you know there is not a god in Buddhism? Also, that happy, fat, bald guy is not the Buddha, but rather a Chinese representation of his happy, rich spirit. The Buddha himself was an Indian man who probably looked more like Gandhi.