It is not sufficient for religious people to be involved with prayer. Rather, they are morally obliged to contribute all they can to solving the world’s problems.
~ His Holiness the Dalai Lama
Most Buddhists don’t pray like many other major religions, but they do have devotional meditation practices which could be compared to praying. There are a number of different Buddhist traditions and they practice in slightly different ways. In Tibet prayer is going on most of the time. Tibetans pray in a special way. They believe that when certain sounds and words, called mantras, are said many times, they arouse good vibrations within the person. In Japan millions of Buddhists pray to Amida Buddha, the Buddha of Infinite Light.
I take refuge in the Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha
Until I attain Enlightenment.
By merit accumulations from practicing generosity and the other perfections
May I attain Enlightenment, for the benefit of all sentient beings.
(traditional Buddhist prayer)
This Week’s Affirmation:
“We are all related.”
(For more on Affirmations, go to my Affirmations Page.)