Buddhism is NOT a derivative of Brahmanism

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  1. Ajatashatru

    Ajatashatru Tihar Jail Banned

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    In fact, they are diametrically opposite religions that use similar languages and ideas. Hindus have spread the misconception that Buddhism - a religion whose fundamental scriptures would require multi-storied library to accommodate them (Sutras/Suttas, Tantras, Vinaya etc) - arose as a minor sect of a mythical "Hindu religion".

    I will show in later posts how modern Hinduism is more grateful to Buddhism for its beliefs than vice versa. This is what Shravasti Dhammika has written:
     
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    Thats correct. However, Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism share the same relationship as Islam and Christianity with Judaism.

    i.e. Hinduism is the Baap of the all the above... :)
     
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    Buddhism is an internal cynical reaction towards hinduism.

    But hinduism is cool with it.
     
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    Lord Budha is considered one of the Abatars of Lord Vishu which is integral part of Hinduism.
     
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    "The Buddha could not possibly have borrowed the idea of rebirth/reincarnation or indeed anything else from Hinduism for one simple reason – Hinduism did not exist in the 5th century BCE."

    By this logic "Buddhism" didn't exist either. The word "Buddhism" is as much a recent coinage as "Hinduism". Looks like the guy who wrote this article had no knowledge of the difference between semantics and real history.

    Buddha wasn't operating in a vacuum, he used all the elements of culture that were prevalent in his time. These elements were as much a product of Vedic thought as any intellectual tradition at the time. Buddha himself was a Kshatriya of ikshavaaku linage and received all the traditional training a Hindu prince was taught at the time. There were many sects practicing techniques and philosophies similar to the ones adopted by Buddha. In Pali texts, there are countless mentions of rival groups to Buddhism. They were all engaged in gathering followers and debating one another. Out of all these groups, Buddhism became popular only because of royal patronage.

    As for mention of Buddha in Hindu scripture, they mention him only in passing and that to as a viṣṇu avataara born to deceive the gullible from Vedic tradition. Not as someone who is worthy of worship. Only the ignorant Hindus think that Buddha as viṣṇu avataara is similar to other viṣṇu avataara-s.
     
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    brahminism is a cult in and borrows from larger Indian spiritual tradition. it is like Islam in many ways. it is more about a man made social system rather than spirituality, yet claiming to be spiritual (like Islam claiming to be religion of peace and the apologists trying to whitewash stupid laws and traditions by saying it has some different profound philosophical meaning), and its fan like to claim it as original real religion and other religions to be derived from it (like Islam)
     
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    It is worthless to discuss whether Buddhism is derived or not derived from the Brahmanism. The most important thing is according to Buddhism is to attain Nirvana and release yourself from this birth cycle.
     

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