I'd like to know that in Sanskrit or in Sanskrit dictionary if "ākāśa" have the meaning of "śūnya",nothing or void or zero? Some Buddhist claim that ākāśa mean śūnya. Therefore Buddha never taught voidism. But Lord Buddha taught śūnya philosophy to atheists, there is no God nor soul. Not ākāśa which is one of 5 elements.

  • Whatever it means ākāśa is likely the weird transformation thing of akāśa – Aupakarana Abhibhaa Nov 3 '20 at 9:13
  • Akasha is a tatva/element of Prakriti defined in Samkhya and Kashmir_Shaivism(en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tattva_(Shaivism)). What Buddhists call sunya or zero, is known as en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neti_neti in Vedas and a definition of Nirguna Brahman or Atman. Do you really think God or truth changes with costumes and customs of different people? The natural body costume i.e. man-woman structure is same for everyone as its maker is one, and its metaphysics contain elements like akasha, agni, vayu etc., Its because of Kaliyuga, age of ignorance, several religions and languages exist. – user21800 Nov 4 '20 at 9:15
  • Buddha was asked, “What have you gained from meditation?” He replied, “Nothing!” Then he continued, “However, let me tell you what I have lost: anger, anxiety, depression, insecurity, and fear of old age and death." Buddhists are called atheists because they reject God, but have all Hindus or Abrahamics seen God to be called theist?Acceptance or rejection of any bookish belief without any proof is mere a weak superstitious belief, not actual truth or God realization, hence easy rice bag conversions that happens between modern religions which are just customs & costumes for gaining followers. – user21800 Nov 6 '20 at 19:14

Sanskrit is very complex language akasa means avakkasa that is niruktha pata.. means space to do things its not void thats why vinyaka is called vingna harthara meaning one who destroys obstacles. that is why vinayaka is akasa abhimani devata, even though there are many like, 1. Lakshmi 2. shiva 3. Parvati 4. Vinaya have given in order, There is no room for obstacle that is akasa that why vinayaka is devata for akasa

Sunya - niruktha pata sam - total bliss or ananda -ya -gnana knowledge-- sam iti ya sunya - one whose body is bliss and knowledge to the fullest. After Niruktha Pata.. Now Buddha says God is Sunya. what is the meaning you derive.. God is Bliss and knowledge.. Buddhist followers Take the literal meaning like advaita..Aham Brahmasmi Im God

Note: Now your statement that Buddha preached lie to delude evil minded person. Now being Vaishnavite One should not see any wrong in God i.e. Buddha or vishnu or krishna. Now you see unintentionaly we are attaching wrong or dosha to God (God is one who can also preach lie to delude) Now this assumption dangerous because if According to Hindusim and your statement that Buddha preached Lie). now buddhist claim that its only hindusim which is following Lie. the concept of Krishna preaching will become lie. as buddha avatara is after krishna. Who will determine which one is lie. So its only our assumption is wrong, God or Avatara never preach lie that is understanding one should have. Then get the correct interpertation of Buddha teaching according to sashtras.. Then one being hindu can see that buddha teaching is corresponding hindu sashtras such as vedas.

  • Dear Prasanna R, thank you for your advice and suggestions. To make atheists to follow Dharma, Lord Buddha denid the existence of GOD, because atheists never accept the existence of GOD. Therefore they never followed any Dharma in the begging of Kali yuga. Because they were envious of GOD. That's why Lord Buddha deceived them and same time He save atheists from going to hell.“Then, in the beginning of Kali-yuga, the Lord will appear as Buddha, the son of Añjanā, in the province of Gayā, just for the purpose of deluding those who are envious of the faithful theist.”Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam [1.3.24] – Radhikadasi Nov 4 '20 at 7:20
  • I would say because of his statements people got deluded, but the statements have dual meaning.. Lokham shanikam and God is sunya Lokham shanikam is universe will always be changing and God is poorna gnana anand swaroopa for theist hindu. The words of God can never go wrong that is my point its capability of perceiver to preceive it wrongly.. and follow it accordingly even in purnas lot of statements are delusion if taken verbatim.. sankrit is very tricky and slippery langauage – Prasanna R Nov 4 '20 at 8:16
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    @Radhikadasi 1. Asuras don't always think there is no God 2. Buddhism has a lot of variance in it and the voidism comes from a later sect. – Aupakarana Abhibhaa Nov 5 '20 at 12:03
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    With due respect Radhikadasi what i meant akasa doesnt mean void as stated in sanskrit dictionary and also Asura just means they are not devatha one who are turned towards material world or hankering the sense instead of God, But they know God is there. but there are good asura also like vibheesna.. after Ravanas death many asuras are turned towards vishnu by vibhisana.. similarly by prahlad.. all his parivara Asura are infact bhaktha of Narasimha.. – Prasanna R Nov 7 '20 at 7:18
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    Dear Prasanna R, Your mention about "akasa",that is what I really want to know.Thank you so much. "It should be understood that all species of life, O son of Kuntī, are made possible by birth in this material nature, and that I am the seed-giving father."BG14.4 All living entities, suras and asuras, are His children. If asuras surrender to the Absolute Truth Sri Krsna,then asuras will turn to suras,devotees of the Lord. If the soul's conscious become completely pure,then he can go back to Vaikunta, spiritual world, which is our destination, our eternal Home, no repeating birth and death. – Radhikadasi Nov 9 '20 at 7:19

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