September 18, 2016

Brahma and the Abrahamic God: The Truth of Brahma in the Lotus Sutra

Followers of the Abrahamic faith as well as religions in which the concept of God is the essence of the teaching – Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, Jainism etc – constitute about more than 60% of the world population. Hence, it is worthwhile we explore the concept of God through the lens of the Buddha’s teachings.

The meaning of “God” is immeasurable, depending on the context upon which it is mentioned upon. Generally, in Buddhism and the Lotus Sutra, God primary means “Deva” (heavenly beings) but it could also mean the Almighty, the Exalted One, the Ultimate Savior etc. Hence, the meaning is countless and it all depends on the context.

In the realm of Heaven, there are basically three types of heavenly beings, namely Brahma, Shakra, and Mara (Devil). Read more.

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