illustration (attribution, if any possible, is at the end of the article)
by Alan Peto:
Is Buddhism Bewitched With Superstition?
In honor of Friday the 13th, 2013, I felt it was the right day to talk about superstition in #Buddhism ! Are all those unusual ceremonies, rituals, and talk of the 'supernatural' really part of Buddhism? Should you partake in these ceremonies?
Read my brand new article here: http://www.alanpeto.com/articles/2013/superstition-in-buddhism/
The Buddha rejected superstition, fortune telling, and other things that hindered a practitioners progress in understanding the truth (Dharma). But rituals and ceremonies do have their place in Buddhism, and there is a "true" power you can achieve. Read the article to find out what it is ;)
What do you think? Did this help explain superstition and ceremonies in Buddhism to you? Do you have your own insight and experience?
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