I shortened it.
Do therevadan buddhist ideally ask for blessings from The Buddha (as a preference) or is that strictly a Mahayana thing (as with they ask blessings to the bodhisattvas and deities as well)?
I know it is in the suttas (as someone linked in my original post) but as a discussion, do theravadans do it for whatever reason or are asking for blessings (choice) strictly mahayana?
I only know that Zen Veitnamese do it. However, I dont know if it is personal preference given culture or part of Dharmic practice such as meditation, and giving, and bowing to the Buddha, so forth?