Dear Dhamma Friends:     Last updated on 2014/2558 9 8, a full moon day;


To those Buddhist who pray to Deities for help is being frown upon by other Buddhist Sect,  given the reasons that Deities are still living within the 31 planes of existence and that their helps could not attribute to help one to attain enlightenment。


As Buddhist, there is nothing wrong with praying to Deva for help。 If we carefully read between the lines of the story of Buddha (Buddhavamsa), even Buddha received helps from Devas and Brahmas。 Devas from ten thousand world system came to help him in everyway they could with their miraculous power to show their respect and reverence to the Buddha。


In the case of Buddha, Devas and Brahmas were obligated to pay their respect by offering their helps; but in the case of Laities like us, Pu thu zin Lu Tha – we do need a little bit of help by praying for the Deities’ help。 To do good with skill is considered good merits。


Ananta Metta

Maung Paw


Devas and Brahmas。pdf