A thought on Myanmar Buddhism
Recently, I come across an article on Fifty Viss wordpress blog about Buddhism and some believes of Burmese on Buddhism. Here is an excerpt on his article.
"This question has been puzzling and confusing to me all my life. Technically speaking, within Theravada Buddhism, the primary tradition practiced in Burma, there is no palpable importance attached to the notion of ‘God’ or the divinity of Buddha.
Sure, there are hundreds, if not thousands of gods and goddesses, including Hindu ones like Thuyathadi (Saraswati) or spirits like nat that the Burmese worship in times of need. But one interesting thing is whether God ...