The Buddha is the awakened mind which transcends all phenomena. When the Buddha passed into parinirvana at Kushinagara under a pair of shala trees, it was the awakened mind, as liberated spirit, which became free of the deceased carnal body. What of the carnal body (sharira) that remained was called 'Buddha relics' (sharira-dhatu) which were subsequently enshrined in a stupa.
The Buddha, before he passed into parinirvana, told his attendant, Ananda, not to hinder himself by honoring his remains (sharira-dhatu). He said, quoting from The Questions of King Milinda, IV, 3, 25 [PTS]: "Paying reverence is not the work of the sons of the Conqueror, but rather the grasping of the true nature of compounded things, the practice of thought, contemplation in accordance with the rules of Satipatthana, the seizing of the real essence of all objects of thought, the struggle against evil, and the devotion to their own spiritual good. These are things which the sons of the Conqueror out to do, leaving to others, whether gods or men, the paying of reverence [to relics]."
In other words, the Buddha was telling Ananda not to waste his time paying reverence to a corpse, but, instead, to contemplate the true meaning of the teachings, which point the way to "awakening" to the truth of our condition and the means to free ourselves forever from dissatisfaction, unhappiness and suffering.
Revivalists believe in three realms: heavenly spirits earth spirits ground spirits
Nature spirits are very important for the religious beliefs of Igorot people. They believe in nature related spirits and household gods.
they think that animal spirits that like them will protect them and that protective spirits live in rocks and thunder
Evil and Good spirits.
personally, i think so, but it depends on what yourbeliefs are
The Bible doesn't condemn a belief in spirits, however, it does condemn interacting with them, consulting them (as a psychic or seer might do).
Most Inuit are Christians but like most of us they have a history of believing that many things had spirits and those spirits had to be respected and appeased.
A lot of them had various beliefs in things like the Great Spirit and spirits inside of everything, living or non living.
most native beliefs and pagans.
They believed in animal spirits that is why they made the totem pole to worship
Shinto. Shintoists worshiped the forces of nature and the spirits of their dead ancestors.
They believed in good and bad spirits, gods(which means they are polytheistic
Native Americans believed in many spirits
They believed that when people die, their spirits will go to another world.
Beliefs in spirits, ghosts & afterlives are as old as religion itself- everyone has their own beliefs and stories about them. Even though it was technically against their religion at the time to believe that they were spirits of real people, they still believed that they existed, even in the old west.
Fairies are mythical beings and legendary creatures and spirits. They originate from folk beliefs as dead, elementals, demoted angels, demons, humans, baby's laughs, and pagan deities. The sources of beliefs come from a hidden people, Christianized pagan deities, and spirits of the dead.
before Islam and Christianity the sudanese people were animists so they worshipped spirits in nature or spirits in general. Till today the sudanese have animists beliefs and traditional beliefs but the marjority is Muslim I believe 75-85% of the sudanese are Muslims and the rest are either christian or animists.
ok the real beliefs are they believe in gods, destiny, fate, luck and a afterlife welcome and most of them believe in spirits coming back to life!!
Believed in a Great Spirit,their creator. believed in other spirits that were sometimes good,sometimes bad.
The religious belief of Eskimos is animistic. Animistic is the belief that spirits were in apart of everything and everyone.
that the spirits will rise and have a nice time: Nitesh Adhikari
There are many beliefs associated with the clover. Some of these beliefs include that the clover is good luck, that it wards off evil spirits, and that it gives one the ability to see fairies.
There are as many viewpoints regarding spirits and demons as there are Pagans in the world. Some may believe in them, other may not, and within those beliefs there may be many strands of understanding. Tribal cultures with strong remnants of animist belief often incorporate work with spirits and demons into their everyday lives, while many western neo-pagans may concentrate instead on celebrating the changes in the agricultural seasons and never consider such things as spirits.
Well for starters they were pagan. which is the belief in nature spirits. they had no ceremonial things as far as i know
The Aztecs believed that Monarch butterflies were the spirits of their fallen warriors, dressed in battle colours.