In Freemasonry, one must take the oath of initiation on the sacred text of one’s particular religious faith:
For Buddhist Freemasons, a standard text for taking the Masonic oath is the Dhammapada:
The Buddhist hold Holy 31 books that comprise the Tripitaka, the three baskets which contain the essence of Buddha’s teaching. Only one is held as the Volume of Sacred Law – the Dhammapada. It consists of 423 melodious Pali verses, set out in 26 vargas or chapters and is generally considered one of the most perfect ethical manuals. Buddhist sects may find other volumes more important but
the Dhammapada has been accepted by the Grand Lodge of England and is acknowledged acceptable for obligating candidates…
Freemasonry is non-sectarian and non-doctrinal in character. We accept men of all faiths and beliefs who can agree on the moral law – to be good men and true and men of honor and integrity.
Now that I’ve learned Buddhists can become Masons, I might seriously consider it someday.
Freemasons are required to profess belief in a Supreme Being, whatever that being may be:
Freemasonry’s members – FREEMASONS – upon petitioning for membership are required to profess a belief in a Supreme Being. They are not required or requested to elaborate any further on their beliefs except to make a positive affirmation that they have such a belief.