Pulsus , pulsus , sententia hiberna ventus Sententia professio secus unkind , Ut man's ingratitude.......
I have found a pressing need to give thanks. Many of my meditations have begun with my palms together, placed upon the crown of my head, to my forehead and then to my chest, leading to three bows of respect.
Thanks to whom? Bow to whom?
There are prayers to be found within the bounds of Buddhism. In the west, with our foundation so steadily built over several generations upon Christianity, prayer has for us strong Christian connetation. It is not so with many Buddhist traditions, spared by our belief of a great God upon a throne with his mediator, Jesus Christ. I have struggled with this, as my 9/25 post appears to indicate. So I posed this question to some of Buddhist colleagues at http://www.lioncity.net/buddhism/index.php and found this little gem, among others; http://www.thebuddhadharma.com/issues/2003/spring/forum_do_buddhists_pray.html
What say you?