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Where is Buddhism also considered a Valid Path in Hindu scriptures?

22nd Chapter of YajnaVaibhava Khanda of Suta Samhita of Skanda Purana deals with the validity of various paths. The chapter itself is named as as 'MargaPramanya Nirnaya' which means 'Decision of ...
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Did Rama really call Buddha as a thief?

First of all, this translation translates the word buddah in the literal meaning of intellection, rather than the name of the founder of Buddhism: It is an exact state of the case that a mere ...
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Did Lord Buddha really not believe in God and the Vedas? If so, why?

Did Lord Buddha really not believe in God? First of all among the Six Schools of Hinduism the schools like Vaisheshika founded by Maharshi Kanada, Samkhya founded by Maharshi Kapila etc.. do not ...
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Why is Sankaracharya accused as Pracchana Bauddha (crypto-buddhist) by many Vedantins?

It is very natural that Vaishnavas do not like Sankara's interpretation of Vedanta. You can read my answer to another question here: Did Shankara reject some doctrines of Atman or Brahman in order to ...
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Between Daśaratha-Jātaka and Vālmīki Rāmāyaṇa which is older?

Valmiki is Lord Ramas contemporary. For eg. In the Ayodhya Kanda Lord Rama, along with Sita and Sri Lakshmana meet Valmiki in Chitrakuta forest. इति सीता च रामश्च लक्ष्मणश्च कृताञ्जलिः | अभिगम्या...
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How to prove that Nirvana term in Gita isn't borrowed from Buddhism?

Totally false claim. Adding Nirvana makes no sense later because the the concept was already present in in Mahabharata before that. 'Nirvana' is one of the names of Vishnu in Vishnu sahasranama of ...
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Is Gautama Buddha an avatar of Lord Vishnu?

The answer is complex, but going by the wisdom put in IS GAUTAM BUDDHA CONSIDERED ONE OF THE DASHAVATARS?, the answer is NO. It differentiates between Buddha of Sanatan Dharma and Gautam Buddha of ...
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Is Advaita's Nirguna Brahman same as Madhyamaka's "emptiness of emptiness"?

If sunyata is absolutism, then it can be argued that Sankara’s Nirguna Brahman is identical to sunyata. Numerous Buddologists, both past and contemporary would agree. David Loy states that the ...
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Why did Vishnu incarnate as Buddha after delivering Gita?

Well in Vedas, animal sacrifices are prescribed. But there came a time, when real purposes behind the sacrifices probably got forgotten and people started doing the rituals wrongly and were merely ...
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Has any Hindu scholar who upheld birth based Varna system refuted Assalayana Sutta?

Has any Hindu scholar who upheld birth based Varna system refuted Assalayana Sutta? Yes, the medieval Sri Vaishnava scholar Yamunacharya, who lived a hundred years before the time of Ramanujacharya, ...
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Did Lord Buddha really not believe in God and the Vedas? If so, why?

There is a lot of misunderstanding not only among Hindus, but also among many Buddhists. Buddha was not opposed to the Upanishads - he was opposed to the Karma Kanda, the ritualistic portion of the ...
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Why is Sankaracharya accused as Pracchana Bauddha (crypto-buddhist) by many Vedantins?

In his book The Advaita Tradition in Indian Philosophy: A Study of Advaita in Buddhism, Vedanta and Kashmira Shaivism, Prof. Chandradhar Sharma (formerly Professor of Philosophy Banaras Hindu ...
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Did Rama really call Buddha as a thief?

No. The verse you mention is not present in the Critical Edition (CE) of Vālmīki Rāmāyaṇa. Therefore it's safe to say it's an interpolation. In fact, verses 30-39 of Sarga 109 of the version available ...
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Is the word "Gandharva" related to the conception of an embryo?

Is the word "gandharva (gandhabba)" related to the conception of an embryo? No. The word Gandharva is not related to the conception of an embryo. Gandharvas are a type of celestial beings. They ...
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What is the role of Jainism and Buddhism in introducing Vegetarianism to Hinduism?

The question is how did this movement (Vegetarianism) spread to Hinduism? Ramayana says (Kishkinda Kanda) पंच पंच नखा भक्ष्या ब्रह्म क्षत्रेण राघव | शल्यकः श्वाविधो गोधा शशः कूर्मः च पंचमः || १-१७-...
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Is Advaita's Nirguna Brahman same as Madhyamaka's "emptiness of emptiness"?

First: What did Adi Shankaracharya teach? We can see this from Adi Shankaracharya's own compositions: ब्रह्म सत्यं जगन्मिथ्या जीवो ब्रह्मैव नापरः brahma satyam jaganmithyA jIvo brahmaiva nAparah ...
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Did Adi Shankara persecute Buddhists in Nagarjunakonda?

Some of the baseless accusations that Neo-Buddhists have leveled against Adi Shankaracharya is that he persecuted Buddhists, destroyed Nagarjunakonda and Amaravati etc. Proselytization by force, ...
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Is Śūnyavāda of Liṅgāyata or other Śaiva traditions same as the Śūnyatā in Buddhism?

I will talk śūnyatā from the perspective of Kashmir Śaivism. The view of śūnyatā from the Kashmir Śaivism perspective requires some more context. So, I will lay that out that and then offer a brief ...
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Why is Sankaracharya accused as Pracchana Bauddha (crypto-buddhist) by many Vedantins?

All Vedanta schools must have Atman at the core of all sentient beings (Bhagavad Gita 2.17-30). If it does not, then it is not Vedanta. Regardless of whether it is Dvaita, Advaita, Visishtadvaita, ...
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Were Gaudapada's views closer to Madhyamaka Buddhism?

The theory of non-creation is older than the Buddhist Nagarjuna; it was expounded in the Upanishads. In his book, The Advaita Tradition in Indian Philosophy: A Study of Advaita in Buddhism, Vedanta ...
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Adi Buddha and Gautama buddha, Which one is the real avatar of Lord vishnu?

I think Buddha is mentioned in many Puranas like Agni,Padma,Vayu,Vishnu and few others.In all of them simply Buddha is mentioned or the term "Bauddha" is used.Although not sure if by "Bauddha" is ...
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Is Gautama Buddha an avatar of Lord Vishnu?

Yes. He was Vishnu's incarnation.**Dalai Lama quoted in Elst Koenard(2002) "........When I say that budhism is the part of hinduism, certain people critisize me. But if I were to say that Hinduism ...
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What is the difference between concepts of Maya in Hinduism and Buddhism?

There are different schools and sub-schools within Hinduism and also different schools and sub-schools within Buddhism. So, for this answer, I will limit the scope. I choose to limit it to Advaita ...
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Buddhist claim of the concept "Atman" or true self being egoistic?

Advaita Vedanta differentiates the True Self from the false self (egotism). What is the false self according to Advaita? Therefore give up the identification with this lump of flesh, the gross body, ...
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Is there any merit to the claim the Gita was written as a repsonse to Buddhism?

No, it is without any merit as will be shown in this point by point rebuttal. Is Buddhism egalitarian? Let me give an excerpt from Ambattha Sutta, Digha Nikaya: 'So even if a Khattiya has suffered ...
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Is Gautama Buddha an avatar of Lord Vishnu?

Yes, रक्ष रक्षेति शरणं वदन्तो जग्मुरीश्वरम् मायामोहस्वरूपोऽसौ शुद्धोदनसुतोऽभवत् ॥ मोहयामास दैत्यांस्तांस्त्याजिता वेदधर्मकम् । ते च बौद्धाबभूवुर्हि तेभ्योऽन्यो वेदवर्जिताः ॥ (Agni Puran: Chapter-16, ...
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Is Gautama Buddha an avatar of Lord Vishnu?

I think Buddha [Gautama] is an avatara of Vishnu. This is because Swami Vivekananda expresses this fact in his lectures at the parliament of religions at chicago. See here. Again, Jayadeva has also ...
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