[Buddha-l] angels

r.g.morrison sgrmti at hotmail.com
Tue May 24 04:10:18 MDT 2005

: Gary Gach schreef:
: > For a text I'm writing, I'm very interested to hear of any
: > descriptions of angels in Buddhism


: Depends what you mean by an angel. It's originally a divine messenger.
: So it implies a god who likes to send messenges to people who need to
: recieve them. I'm afraid this leads us far away from buddhism.

What about Brahma Sahampati pleading with the Buddha to teach, when the 
Buddha thought that trying to communicate the Dharma would be, in coloquial 
terms, 'a pain in the ass'!

Robert Morrison 

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