Deur: MICHEL CLASQUIN-JOHNSON

Datum : So 04 Mrt 12

Does Buddhism teach that god exists? This is probably the first question posed by newcomers to Buddhism, especially in the western world. For centuries the existence (or non-existence) of god has been a central issue in the Jewish, Christian and Islamic world and its secular offshoot. It is THE central question; if we could find a definitive answer to it, everything else would, in principle, be answerable. The god issue is the Grand Theory of Everything. And so, we need to know where Buddhism stands on the issue.

But, is this a question that Buddhists find particularly interesting? Let us discover the Buddhist (non-)view of God, god and the gods.