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There is no easy way to refute the idea that Gita did not borrow from Buddhist idea. The only possible way is to point out that Gita was revealed according to Hindu tradition long before Buddha. According to modern scholars these expressions [Brahma-nirvana (2.72, 5.24-26), Brahma-bhutam (6.27), Brahma-bhutah (5.24, 18.54), Brahma-bhuyam (14.26, 18.53), ...


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How to prove that Nirvana term in Gita isn't borrowed from Buddhism? The earliest Buddhist scriptures themselves mention Buddha talking about other doctrines of Nirvana (the word explicitly used is Nibbana, which is the Pali word for Nirvana). The Buddha mentions that these other doctrines of Nirvana are held by brahmanas and other recluses. Therefore, ...


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