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Was buddha the reincarnation of vedic god agni?

āga means fire.

the pali way is tathāgata. the jain way is tathāgaya. blue_ego's way is tathajāta.

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  • 3. There is a person who can remove the doubt of the people who go to him. He is the Buddha. See the excellent wisdom of the Buddhas! It is like a fire blazing at midnight. That wisdom gives beings bright knowledge and the eye of the Dhamma.
    – blue_ego
    Commented Jun 8, 2023 at 17:06
  • "Agni is the embodiment of the fire which consumes the offerings to the Hindu gods, so he is seen as the mediator between heaven and earth."
    – blue_ego
    Commented Jun 9, 2023 at 20:33
  • In a funeral hymn, Agni is asked to use his heat to warm the unborn (immortal) part of the deceased and to carry it to the world of the righteous. Agni carries men across calamities, as a ship over the sea.
    – blue_ego
    Commented Jun 9, 2023 at 20:33

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No, he was not.

In the Agni Purana, Agni himself says that Buddha is the avatar of Vishnu.

Agni said:
1] I am describing the manifestation (of Viṣṇu) as Buddha, by reading and hearing which one gets wealth. Once in the battle between devas and asuras, devas were defeated by the daityas (demons, sons of Diti).

(Agni Purana, Chapter 16)

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