[Buddha-l] angels

curt curt at cola.iges.org
Tue May 24 07:58:05 MDT 2005

There is a recent book entitled "Haunting the Buddha"
about "Indian popular religions and the formation of
Buddhism". It has a chapter on ghosts and another one
on demons, but there is no entry for "angel" in the index
(I haven't read the book - but you can see the table of
contents and the index and an excerpt at amazon).
"Angels" are a pretty fuzzy concept in the Abrahamic
religions - and the material pertaining to them is largely
apocryphal. There may not be an exact counterpart to
angels in Buddhism, but there are certainly all kinds of
ghosts and spirits and demons and "spiritual beings" in
- Curt

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