what story????kids story????in all my entire life searching on buddhism text ...i havent found such a thing...christian and islam religion...yes...i agree...they cannot relate to buddhism it is totally different religion.......but taoism text always say about guan yin and buddhas........and all the other buddhas as well..they mix up....they mix up with buddhas,guan yin and taoist deities...i see nothing wrong with that???hey ..joey.....if you did not pray to that deities...please stop convince people buddha will not protect people who worship taoist deities for protection...you are just a student....if you are envy on people pray to taoist deities and pray to all these beings mix up with buddhas and tibetan buddhas.....then you are not qualified to talk about this...you are qualified talking about tibetan buddhism..but not mahayana buddhism,therayada buddhism and other form of buddhism which eventually take them to enlightenment....you are not a good buddhist...you are selfish buddhist who did not take other peoples view....you are not qualified to tell people buddhas will not protect people who pray to 'good deities' especially taoist deities which found on chinese text....buddhas is very dissappointed with you distorted peoples view...n.....
its not just me who say that. taoism does say about other buddhas but they do not take refuge in those buddhas. they take refuge in tai shang lao kuan and other deities.
maybe you dont even know what taking refuge in buddhism is. taking refuge is making a promise to the Buddha Dharma and Sangha that you will not take refuge in any other gods. in theravarda Buddhism there is a specific phrase that says "I take refuge in the Buddha, Dharma and Sangha and no other refuge will I seek". In Mahayana there is no mention of taking refuge in worldly gods...not even the 4 great generals. If you tell me you read so many chinese text that has taoist deities, are they taoist sutras or buddhist ones?
i'm not qualified. you're right. but i am just repeating what has been said by many Buddhist masters of the past. You're just trying to corner me until i agree with you that its okay for Buddhists who take refuge to pray to taoist gods when so many Buddhist masters of the past and present has spoken against that. Do you think i'll give in to you or to the Buddhist masters who said that? So can you respect Buddhist beliefs when we say that if you seriously want to take up Buddhism you should not pray to taoist gods? because that shows you're not serious in Buddhist practice?
you're not serious into Buddhist practice, so thats okay but please dont try to battle your way and brainwash people who are Buddhist into thinking that it is allright to pray to taoist gods when they have taken refuge when it is clearly not. Many Buddhist text have stated that very clearly
and please dont attack me because it's so funny. I'm not even telling people that Buddhas will not protect or whatever. The story i posted is found in a Buddhist text - it means you havent read enough yet if you havent found it.
I'd like you to ask someone like Master Chih Kung if it is okay to pray to any taoist deities after taking refuge, via email and post it here and see what he has to say. you can also send an email to Ajahn Brahm to verify as well to prove that I am not telling ppl not to pray, but it was taught that way by many masters. So please, dont waste everybody's time and energy, I am sure you have more to do than just to argue with me on this. On second thought, nobody's forcing you take refuge or give up praying to those taoist deities. I am just replying to your question.