Did Gautama Buddha smoke?

Did Gautama Buddha smoke?

Originally Answered: Can Buddhists smoke weed? The short answer is that nothing is absolute in Buddhism.

Did Buddha really exist?

The Buddha (also known as Siddhattha Gotama or Siddhārtha Gautama or Buddha Shakyamuni) was a philosopher, mendicant, meditator, spiritual teacher, and religious leader who lived in what is now Nepal and India (c. 5th to 4th century BCE).

What language did Buddha speak?


How do you say hello in Buddhism?

Probably the most universal way is to say “Namo Buddhaya” (“A bow to the Buddha”). Pure Land Buddhists might prefer to say “Namo ‘Mitabhaya” (“A bow to Amitabha”). Or you can say “hello” in your own language. On other subreddits, I’ve seen newcomers saying “Namaste”.

Did Buddha use Sanskrit?

The Buddha did not adopt Sanskrit because not all Mahāyāna texts are preserved in pure Sanskrit. Moreover, we know from the beginning that the Buddha was not in favor of Sanskrit. In the Pāli Vinaya it is mentioned that the Buddha strongly reprimanded the monks for using the metrical form of Sanskrit (Horner 194).

Did Buddha teach Sanskrit?

Classical Sanskrit did not exist during Buddha’s time. Only the Vedic language existed which no one understood by the time of Buddha. Classical Sanskrit existed during Buddha’s time, but he chose the Prakrit language spoken in the Magadha country to spread his religion to the common people.

What language did Lord Buddha preach?

Magadhi Prakrit

In which language did Buddha teach and why?

Originally Answered: In which language did Buddha give his teachings? The previous answers are true, yet the languages (Prakrit and Pali) are the same. The language spoken in the part of Magadh is known as Magadhi, which is pretty similar to Pali, but has regional variations.

Do Buddhists know Sanskrit?

Many Buddhists do use some Sanskrit words. While the earliest Theravadin texts survive in Pali, texts of the mahayana and vajrayana were written and translsted into various languages, including indian sanskrit (the earliest biography of the buddha was first written in Sanskrit), chinese, japanese and tibetan.

What Buddha really looks like?

With the help of science and cultural history we can generally say the Buddha had blue eyes, long dark hair in a topknot, facial hair (beard), big ears and light golden brown skin. Also, we can conclude he was a tall man and he had well proportioned physical features.

Where is Buddha buried?

Jingchuan County, Pingliang, China

Where is Buddha now?

Originally Answered: Where would Gautama Buddha be now after his nirvana? According to Mahayana he experiences a ‘non-abiding Nirvana’ in which he is in Samsara without leaving Nirvana, for the sake of other beings. He is in Akinishta pure land where he continues to be available to help other beings.

Who are the 7 Buddhas?

The Seven Buddhas of Antiquity

  • Vipassī
  • Sikhī
  • Vessabhū
  • Kakusandha.
  • Koṇāgamana.
  • Kasyapa.
  • Gautama.

Is it wrong to have a Buddha statue?

Even just displaying a simple likeness of him will do wonders to help circulate beneficial chi. It’s not a requirement to be a Buddhist in order to own a statue of him. Besides being totally disrespectful, it’s bad luck to place Buddha in a bathroom. Also the statue should never face one.

Why Buddhist Cannot eat garlic?

The five vegetables garlic, Allium chinense, asafoetida, shallot and mountain leek, are abstained from by some Buddhists because they excite the senses. Eaten raw they are claimed to cause distemper, and cooked are claimed to be aphrodisiacs. Garlic also makes one smell, priests should be clean.