Bashiok has already said that the Monk is inspired by real life eastern monks, but with some eastern european looks to it. It is in no way a buddhist... This is Sanctuary, not Earth. Don't be irrational and think that they suddently created a character from Earth with asian lore... They look like asians because they are inspired by Asia. The lore is already existing for the class, it isn't a Buddhist or from China...
But it sure looks like one :)
And I can't find any search results on "Buddas". I searched for "immortality" on Wikipedia and found this.
Buddhism teaches that physical immortality is neither a path to enlightenment, nor an attainable goal: even the gods which can live for eons eventually die.
Wikipedia says on many different articles that Devas are the only beeings that can be called gods. And Devas is often translated to God. Here is a quote.
While many Buddhist traditions do not deny the existence of supernatural beings (e.g., the devas
, of which many are discussed in Buddhist scripture), it does not ascribe powers, in the typical Western sense, for creation, salvation or judgement, to the "gods". They are regarded as having the power to affect worldly events in much the same way as humans and animals have the power to do so. Just as humans can affect the world more than animals, devas can affect the world more than humans.
While gods may be more powerful than humans, none of them are absolute (unsurpassed). Most importantly, gods, like humans, are also suffering in samsara, the ongoing cycle of death and subsequent rebirth.
I'm assuming this is somewhat true. But it also says this.
The Pali Canon also attributes supernatural powers to enlightened beings (Buddhas), that even gods may not have. In a dialogue between king Ajatasattu and the Buddha, enlightened beings are ascribed supranormal powers (like human flight, walking on water etc.), clairaudience, mind reading, recollection of past lives of oneself and others.
I can still not find anything that is remotely close to the definition of "God". I have also not seen any information about immortality.
This is also interesting.
But more than that, the Buddha adopted here a radical viewpoint on the basic tendency of the human mind to posit a God or a governor. Humans tend to look for a governor or a God primarily because of his fundamental need for protection and self-preservation. This lack of security and human weakness was according to the Buddha, the root cause that inspires humans to posit a God. In Buddhism, it is precisely because of this clinging to self and the need for self-preservation that we conceive a self, a soul or a super-soul. It is the proximal cause of ignorance and the root cause of clinging, thus binding us to samsara.
I don't understand all of those words, but I think the buddha says that believing in god(s) binds you to samsara.
I know I'm using the unreliable wikipedia as a source, but this is the best I can do atm.