Has Buddhism always been a Godless Philosophy?


The general impression that prevails in the world about Buddhism is that it is a philosophy of life which, though counted among religions, does not prescribe to the existence of God. This impression is only partially correct. Even in contemporary Buddhism, it is wrong to say that none of the Buddhists believe in God or gods. Although the predominant sects, Mahayana and Theravada, are known to believe only in the ultimate inherent wisdom in man which Buddha perfected, they too believe in many superstitions and demonic figures which substitute God for them. This impression of the Buddhists’ negation of God is also wrong on another count. An exploration of early Buddhist sources as we shall demonstrate, reveals ample proof that Buddhism began like any other Divinely revealed faith with its emphasis on the Unity of God…READ MORE