Benzaiten's messenger is a snake, and her holy day (when the prayers of the faithful are most likely to be answered) is a snake day, ie, mi no hi 巳の日, or tsuchi no tomi 己巳の日.
The mechanics of bondage and suffering the buddhist texts repeatedly describe man as being bound and fettered to suffering many pali words are used to describe this pathetic situation, such as samyojana, bandha and pasa, meaning bond, fetter, and snare, respectively.
Buddhism in thailand is largely of the theravada school, which is followed by 946 percent of the population buddhism in thailand has also become integrated with folk religion as well as chinese religions from the large thai chinese population.
Buddhist reflections on death by vf gunaratna to the average man death is by no means a pleasant subject or talk for discussion.
India early sangha early buddhist schools mahāyāna vajrayāna sri lanka & southeast asia theravāda tibetan buddhism nyingma kadam kagyu dagpo sakya jonang east asia early buddhist schools and mahāyāna (via the silk road to china, and ocean contact from india to vietnam) tangmi nara (rokushū) shingon chan thiền, seon zen tiantai .