Why Buddhism is truth?

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  1. Olivia Glad

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    Buddhism is not came from Hinduism...there are many differences between Buddhism and Hinduism..
    • Buddhism has no “rituals” in the traditional sense. They don’t do elaborate prostrations or pujas (prayer rituals). There are not even priests, really; though they do have senior monastics.
    • Hinduism has an entrenched caste system (though it can be argued it was never meant to be that way), where as Buddhism does not. Buddhists believe that anyone can achieve enlightenment, where Hindus believe you must be of the Brahmin caste.
    • In many sects of Hinduism, it’s believed extreme asceticism is the ideal spiritual life. In Buddhism, the middle path is best. Neither extreme poverty nor extreme wealth are considered to be ideal.
    • Traditional Buddhism has no gods, where as Hinduism has literally endless variations and incarnations of gods and goddesses. Although many Hindus believe Buddha is an incarnation of Vishnu, Buddhists do not usually share that view.
    • Buddha taught that the original Vedas (ancient religious texts) were originally sacred until animal sacrifice was introduced.
     
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  2. Gold_Fish

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    Ever heard about of Siddhartha Gautama story? He was a Hindu, in short he did some changes to it and made Buddhism.. Here is a short video about the history and differences of Hinduism and Buddhism.. it's a 2 min long video, lol. I don't want to take up your time..



    Here is another video, it's more in detail about the differences of it, if you got the time see..

     
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  3. nivek

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    Gautama Buddha was born a Hindu and died a Hindu, he was later recognized as the ninth incarnation of Vishnu...
     
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  4. Kchoo

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    If you you find out that many Buddhist philosophies fit what you have come to know... does that mean you are a Buddhist, or is it simply a confirmation of accepted truths?
     
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  5. Gold_Fish

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    Imo it's more like a confirmation.
    You don't have to become a Buddhist if your philosophies fits what you've came to know / to understand and learn about it.
     
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  6. Olivia Glad

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    Buddhism is not considered a branch of Hinduism because it is not based on the Vedas.

    Lord Buddha rejected the Vedas because priests were misusing them to condone animal slaughter and meat-eating. Rather than correcting the deviant practices he taught ahimsa or respect for all life and non-violence towards other living entities.

    Hinduism in all its different and varied forms is based on the teachings of Veda, so any doctrine or philosophy that denies the Vedic texts is considered nastika which refers to one who does not believe in the Vedas but manufactures some concocted system of religion. Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu has said that the followers of the Buddhist system of religion are nastikas. In order to establish his doctrine of nonviolence, Lord Buddha flatly refused to believe in the Vedas, and thus, later on, Sankaracarya stopped this system of religion in India and forced it to go outside India. Following Sankaracarya great Vaisnava acharyas gradually brought the general understanding back to the original message of the Vedas and in 1486 Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu appeared as the incarnation of Sri Krishna in the mood of devotion and initiated the sankirtan movement which is a work in progress to once more reestablish loving devotion to Krishna as the highest achievement possible in life.
     
  7. Olivia Glad

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    No. He was never a Hindu.

    As many of the answers to this question have correctly stated, Hinduism did not exist in the time of the Buddha. Hindusim is partly evolved from the Vedic and Brahmical traditions that did exist in the time of the Buddha.
     
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  8. nivek

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    You need a history lesson...
     
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  9. Olivia Glad

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    Not for me. You need a lot.
     
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  10. nivek

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    Typically religious followers never accept truths that are outside the accepted teachings of the religion, so I do not expect you to accept commonly known truths, especially because Buddha did not want a religion formed around him, but neither did Jesus...
     
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  11. Kchoo

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    The word 'Lord'. In front of Buddha, is what does not work for me.

    Kings were referred to as Lord, and Gods were referred to as Lords. IT WAS A SIGN OF SUBMISSION.

    When in fact, we are all made of the same stuff. There should be no 'Lord' under any circumstances, if true universal law is accepted by all, God or Lord, is nothing more than a term used to manifest something greater than the universe itself, and this simply the weak minded following something intangible.
     
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  12. Sailor

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    So, which is it ? What came first Hinduism or Buddhism.. :D (All due respect to both sides )
     
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  13. Gold_Fish

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    This is something I've learn in school, I've studied many asian religions but I'm not a religious person, lol.

    I don't want to answer it, I want to see people's answer.
     
  14. Olivia Glad

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    Buddhists seek to reach a state of nirvana, following the path of the buddha , Siddhartha Gautama, who went on a quest for Enlightenment around the sixth century BC. There is no belief in a personal god.Buddhists believe that nothing is fixed or permanent and that change is always possible.
     
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  15. Dundee

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    You wouldn't really call Buddhism a religion would you? I have always thought of it as more a philosophy, or way of life. To me religion imply s worship of some sort??
     
  16. CasualBystander

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  17. Dundee

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    Lol,
     
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  19. CasualBystander

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    It isn't that good of an impression. The Dalai Llama is occasionally funny but no professional comedian.

    He shouldn't give up his day job.

    Back to Buddha...

    Hinduism preceded Buddhism by at least 600-1200 years, minimum.

    Buddha was a Hindu.
     
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  20. Olivia Glad

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    Since Buddhism does actually have a clear belief system on the afterlife, I would say it is more than a “way of life” or “lifestyle” as some people say. However, calling Buddhism a philosophy is pretty accurate.
     
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