This following came from the website: http://www.english.fgs2.ca/?q=why-buddhists-bow-pray-or-worship-buddha-statue-if-buddhism-does-not-believe-creationism
And the statement is:
“Why Buddhists bow, pray or worship the Buddha statue if Buddhism does not believe in creationism?”
“Buddhists do not bow nor pray to a statue but to the Dharma that the figure represents. Dharma is the law of nature, and Buddhism is a way of life. What the Buddha taught is not just the law of nature but how we live by it. As a matter of fact, one of the principles in a discourse by the Buddha called the Three Reliances states that a Buddhist practitioner should rely on the Dharma and not on a person. The term “worship” is seldom used if not at all in Buddhism because it may cause confusion with its general meaning by other faiths such as Christianity. Worship is a total submission to a master, or a creator and Buddha is not our master nor a creator. He just our supreme and most respectable teacher, one who is fully enlightened. When we pray, we are praying to the Dharma, represented and taught by the Buddha.
Buddhists according to this website do NOT BOW OR PRAY to a statue….well google “Buddhists praying/worshiping and you will see many images of the Buddhist bowing to statues!The above article reads; “Buddhists do not bow nor pray to a statue but to the Dharma that the figure represents. However, they are still worshipping what it “represents”! What a spin! Of course, they will not USE the word worship…but be honest, if you bow to a statue you are worshiping it? Just like the Roman Catholics do with the statues of Mary and the Saints!
Please pray for the Buddhist to see the light of Jesus and not a dead Buddha! Jesus is still alive and will judge us all!
Please help the Buddhist graciously and present them with the Gospel of a live Jesus. Not a dead Buddha!
1 Corinthian 12: 2
2 You know that when you were pagans, somehow or other you were influenced and led astray to mute idols.
Jesus is The Way the TRUTH and the Life!