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Some questions about Buddhist Prayer / Chanting
OK, since I'm here, I have some questions about Buddhism I have been meaning to ask, since my knowledge of Buddhism is more limited than I would like it to be. I know there are some good sources here, but maybe someone could give me a quick answer, and perhaps point me to the right resource.
Bear in mind, I am not "seeking" per se, just intellectually curious.
I know that Buddhists do not have a god, unless they happen to be Buddhist and another faith as well. I understand that you do not "pray" in the traditional sense of the word, as in praying to a god. Yet, there are Buddhist prayers. Now, I read this source: http://buddhistfaith.tripod.com/pureland_sangha/id41.html
Do you agree with that explanation?
If you are a Buddhist, and you pray, and would not mind explaining to me why you pray and what you hope to accomplish with it, please do.
Oh, and I know that Buddhists meditate, that's not what I am asking about, I am asking specifially about known Buddhists Prayers, ie: http://www.geocities.com/Tokyo/Dojo/1299/buddha.htm