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Offline Antonio1986

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The name of God that asked Buddha to teach
« on: September 29, 2015, 08:24:39 am »
Hello to everyone,
What is the name of God that asked Buddha to teach after he got enlightened?
Is this considered a myth?
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Re: The name of God that asked Buddha to teach
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2015, 12:07:57 pm »
That would be Brahma, the deva (god) of creation from the Hindu pantheon:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brahma

As for the story of this deva having asked the Buddha to teach, it's usually considered to be mythological in nature:

http://www.academia.edu/2514515/Why_Did_Brahm%C4%81_Ask_the_Buddha_to_Teach

 


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