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  • Comment: In Thailand there is a four-face Buddha. Is he a real Buddha or a manifestation of Hindu god?
    Reply: The image represents Brahma Sahampati, the highest of the Brahma gods; he is not a Buddha. Brahma Sahampati invited the Buddha to teach. The Buddha is supreme, the Teacher of Humans and Gods.

    Comment: Why do so many people all over the world go there to pray to him?
    Reply: Because many mistaken him to be Sakyamuni Buddha, and make all kinds of requests of him.

    Comment: It is said Thai temples keeps spirits. Why do they do that? Would that be unsafe for people who go there to pray?
    Reply: Authentic Buddhists temples would not purposely enslave any being.

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