The faith of many religions is centred on a god or gods. Most Buddhists are more interested in living a good life and finding spiritual enlightenment through following the Buddha's example.
What is an atheist?
Someone who believes there is a God
Someone who believes there is not a God
Someone who holds that the existence of God can never be proved either way
Why do Buddhists not worship the gods of Hinduism?
The Buddha rejected the religions of his day
Buddhists are not aware of any gods in Hinduism
The Buddha did not mention the Hindu gods
Why do some Tibetan Buddhists believe that gods have a limited status?
Buddhists believe that gods are mortal
Buddhists believe that gods understand everything but have not managed to teach the whole of humanity yet
Buddhists believe that gods do not have the understanding needed to achieve Nirvana
How can a belief in God reflect ignorance, for Buddhists?
People who believe in God are ignorant of the belief that God is trapped in samsara
People who believe in God are ignorant of Buddhism
Belief in God can reflect fear on the part of the believer; this in turn reflects the ignorance of the believer
Why do some Buddhists believe that God is not needed to explain creation?
Science can explain creation; we do not need a god
God was not there at the start of time
Buddhists do not believe that the world was ever created
What is the Trikaya?
The Triple Gem
The Three Universal Truths of Buddhism
The Three Bodies
What do Theravada Buddhists believe about the Buddha after his death?
He will come back to Earth in the future
He disappeared after his death
He still lives today
Which body in the Trikaya reflects the view that the historical Buddha was a magical creation?
The Truth Body
The Transformation Body
The Enjoyment Body
Which Buddhist tradition believes in the Trikaya?
The Thai Tradition
The Mahayana Tradition
The Theravada Tradition