Thanks for taking us back to the original post AT5 , these discussions do go off on tangents a lot. I was wondering about prana myself in Buddhism. I suspect (but I'm not sure) that prana concept is present in Vajrayana. As you know there are a lot of parallels and overlap between Vajrayana and the Agamic or Tantric traditions of Sanatana Dharma. The prana concept is closely linked with the concept of Shakti, and is central to Agamic/Tantric practices in Hinduism. It is also prominent in the Vedic tradition and there is a hymn to prana in the Atharva Veda. Another thing I was wondering about, since we've already strayed onto the subject in previous posts in this thread, is the role of puja or lack thereof in Buddha dharma. Generally speaking, in Sanatana Dharma, prayer and puja are important to daily practice at the home alter and in temples. I was wondering if you or another follower of Buddha Dharma can comment on the role of puja.