do you pray?If not,what do you believe in?

@phon4u (2217)
Laos
February 16, 2007 8:03pm CST
I am a Buddhist. I try to pray twice a day. Before I am going to work I like to pray, and meditate to make mind peaceful, so I think bout work clearly at least 5-10 minutes. I also pick up white follower and pray to the gods, Theravada, Indra and Buddha in the evenings in order to have a good dream and lottery number some time.
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• United States
18 Feb 07
I think prayer is very good for people. There is research to suggest that prayer helps people in many ways and has healing properties. This doesn't matter if you pray or someone prays for you - it is helpful to do so. I have never prayed to ask for a good dream or a lottery number, as in my faith it is not considered a good practice to ask for such things - so instead I ask God for the strength to endure the hardships faced in life. I think that God is merciful - we don't always get what we want - but we get the things we need to manage in life. **I think Buddhism is a very good religion. We do have some common factors in Christianity and Buddhism - even if some people may not wish to see these common factors. Best wishes and my prayers to you.
@phon4u (2217)
• Laos
18 Feb 07
Thanks for your prayers to me. You know both religions. That makes you having good comparison here. I wish to see those common factors, where can I find it?
• United States
22 Feb 07
Spirituality is the key - look beyond the borders of religion and look to the spiritual side of life and meaning - you will find commanality in all religions. Common factors include the belief in how we should treat our fellow man. Buddha and Christ were very similar prophets in that they both focused their love and attention on the poor and downtrodden people. Both religions preach the way to enlightenment is through good deeds to our fellow human beings. :)
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@phon4u (2217)
• Laos
22 Feb 07
thanks for your comments, you have positive thinking. All religion is leading people to act in the good manner. I hope you are happy girl as you reply here.
@luzamper (1360)
• Philippines
28 Feb 07
Yes, I pray. I am a Christian. I believe in God. I believe the Holy Bible as the word of God. I follow the Christian religion in the Holy Bible.
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@phon4u (2217)
• Laos
9 Mar 07
Thanks, you are a good fellow of God.
• China
27 Feb 07
It's very funny you believe in different religions for different purposes. But I think you are serious about Buddhism which we can keep our mind peaceful. I am a antitheist, but what I believe in are the sme as those religions preach, for example,do good to the others and get good as a result, I follow Chinese Confucian principles as my belief.
@phon4u (2217)
• Laos
28 Feb 07
Thanks, you have one of my same point. What we do is what we get.
@yanjiaren (9050)
20 Feb 07
E MI TUO FO.. AMITABHA! wow man you are a buddhist.. well i am a...conconction ..a non comformist..i believe in one maker.. ilike topray anywhere..went to a buddhist temple yesterday..prayed..pray at home..iam God's rebel..ilove Himbut iam not a very good servant..want to improve..
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@phon4u (2217)
• Laos
22 Feb 07
Thanks,it seems you are Mahayana man. Mine is Hinayana. My grand- mother was Mahayana. Because we are too busy at work and other things, I used to try very hard but warned by god not to do too hard, because we are not like monks.
@sunita64 (6470)
• India
18 Feb 07
Every day after bath I do pray, though I have a large number of Gods in my temple room, but I pray Lord Ganesha and Lord Shiva regularly.Praying gives me peace of mind and a way to thank God to give me a beautiful life.
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@phon4u (2217)
• Laos
22 Feb 07
Thanks,you have found peace and strong to work now. Who are Lord Ganesha and Lord Shiva's duties?
@Dolcerina (3379)
• Hungary
17 Feb 07
I do not belong to any religions. But I often say thank you to my God for my life, and for the gifts I receive each day from the life. I have never nelonged to any religion. And probably I will not be the member of any religion.
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@phon4u (2217)
• Laos
18 Feb 07
you are free, but still under the god of the natural. Thanks for replying.