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But I have heard people say that Buddhist worship idols ?

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Asked by sudhakar kuruvada, 01 Apr '13 01:56 pm
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Such statements only reflect the misunderstanding of the persons who make them. The dictionary defines an idol as "an image or statue worshipped as a god". As we have seen, Buddhist do not believe that the Buddha was a god, so how could they possibly believe that a piece of wood or metal is a god? All religions use symbols to express various concepts. In Taoism, the ying-yang is used to symbolise the harmony between opposites. In Sikhism, the sword is used to symbolise spiritual struggle. In Christianity, the fish is used to symbolise his sacrifice. And in Buddhism, the statue of the Buddha also reminds us of the human dimension in Buddhist teaching, the fact that Buddhism is man-centred, not god-centred, that we must look within not without to find perfection and understanding. So to say that Buddhist worship idols is not correct.
Answered by LIPSIKA, 01 Apr '13 01:57 pm

 
  
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They do..its s different sect within it.
Answered by Quest, 01 Apr '13 04:07 pm

 
  
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WHILE SHIRDI WALE SAI BABA lived a simple life , Hid idol is now worth of cores and people are doing business in that
BUT HE SAID SABAK MALIK EK HAI
only one God for all
Answered by truth exposed, 01 Apr '13 02:07 pm

 
  
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Most followers are ignorant. No one takes the trouble of studying the scriptures carefully. Hence, we cannot accuse any religion or any great man for what the followers doing. If you want to know about any religion, study the scriptures, if you want to know about Hinduism, study vedas, do judge any religion by what the followers are doing.
Answered by Rahim Bahrain, 01 Apr '13 02:03 pm

 
  
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What you have been told is wrong as simple as that
Answered by rajan, 01 Apr '13 01:59 pm

 
  
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