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Can a Buddhist read the Bible?
Understanding the Perplexing Variety of Buddhist Scriptures Is there a Buddhist Bible? Not exactly. Buddhism has a vast number of scriptures, but few texts are accepted as authentic and authoritative by every school of Buddhism. There is one other reason that there is no Buddhist Bible.
What is the Buddhist equivalent of the Bible?
The Pali Canon is a large collection of books that is popular with Theravada Buddhists. It’s a collection of scriptures that are some of the earliest teachings in Buddhism. Much of the Pali Canon was passed down by oral tradition before being written down, and many believe it is the original Buddha’s teachings.
Does Buddhism have a holy book?
Buddhist Holy Book Tipitaka: These texts, known as the “three baskets,” are thought to be the earliest collection of Buddhist writings. Sutras: There are more than 2,000 sutras, which are sacred teachings embraced mainly by Mahayana Buddhists.
What are the holy books for Buddhism?
The Tripitaka is the holy book of Buddhism.
Which Gospel was written for unbelievers?
Luke’s Gospel clearly was written to show non-believers that Jesus Christ was indeed the Son of God , Gabriel predicted that Jesus would be the Son of the Most high.
Who wrote the Buddhist Bible?
The canonical scriptures of Buddhism, written by the Buddha’s students after his death, are known as the Tripitaka (“three baskets”) because they are made up of three categories of teachings: the Vinaya, the Sutta Pitaka, and the Abhidhamma which, respectively, address monastic life and conduct, the teachings of the …
Who wrote Buddhist book?
One of the most famous of biographies is the Buddhacarita, an epic poem in Classical Sanskrit by Aśvaghoṣa. Aśvaghoṣa also wrote other poems, as well as Sanskrit dramas. Another Sanskrit Buddhist poet was Mātṛceṭa, who composed various pious hymns in slokas.
Do Buddhists have sacred scripture(s) to read?
Christians have The Holy Bible, Muslims have The Noble Quran, Hindus have Bhagavad Gita and many more. Do Buddhists have sacred scripture (s) to read? Basically the answer is YES, OF COURSE. The oldest completely available set of scriptures is the Pali canon, the so called tipiṭaka or “three-basket”.
Which canon is the best for new Buddhists?
So as a new Buddhist, you should not be overly concerned about which canon is ‘best’, but instead should start practicing and learning from your teacher/temple. According to Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh, the first attempt to develop a standardized scripture of the Buddha’s teachings actually began when the Buddha was alive.
Why didn’t the Buddha translate his teachings into the Vedic language?
One day in Jetavana Monastery, Monks Yamelu and Tekula asked the Buddha if they could translate his teachings into the classical Vedic language (which would have meant it would have been really only meant for monastics and scholars). The Buddha, however, wanted his teachings to be for everyone and did not approve of using that language.
Is there a ‘church’ for Buddhism?
Nor is there a single ‘authority’ or ‘church’ for Buddhism (like how there is a Pope for the Catholic Church) where the teachings are centrally created and disseminated. Instead, each branch (school) of Buddhism has its own ‘canon’ of scripture they developed, and use.