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  • Rooney9's Avatar
    13,146 posts since Aug '09
    • read that Buddhism was driven out from India in the 13th century by the conquering Islamists. Thats how Islam spread to India, as Hinduism and Buddhism were native religions in India.

       

       

       

  • bohiruci's Avatar
    3,373 posts since Oct '04
    • hi Rooney ,Buddhism is driven out of india due to several conditions ;one of them is Losing royal patronage,so its very hard to determonie the rights and wrong in history.

       

       

      When the student is not ready, the teacher will disappear

       

       

       

  • 2009novice's Avatar
    961 posts since Oct '09
    • Hi Rooney,

      If I'm not wrong, Buddha was asimilated to Hinduism... He became one of the Hindu God Vishnu..

       

      Maybe after some time, many devotees go back to Hinduism...

  • bohiruci's Avatar
    3,373 posts since Oct '04
    • Originally posted by 2009novice:

      Hi Rooney,

      If I'm not wrong, Buddha was asimilated to Hinduism... He became one of the Hindu God Vishnu..

       

      Maybe after some time, many devotees go back to Hinduism...


      No ,It is in India at that time an Indian Brahmin preache Buddha is the 9th Reincarnation of the Hindu God  ,and India Buddhism became weak and finally Buddhism disappear in India.

       

      Efforts to revive Buddhism in India with a few India-born Monks and Nuns is met with limited success ......

       

  • Eiizumi's Avatar
    1,183 posts since Jan '03
    • Buddhism, in fact, like Confucianism, is more of a set of wisdom, for people to follow and lead their life for the greater good, rather than follow God's/ Gods' will.

      Buddhism unlike other religion, does not enforce will.

      The lack of enforcement of such religious will is seen in the early days of Buddhism, where there are no statues of but only footprints carvings reminding people of the wisdom leading to Enlightenment.

      However, Islam was brought in and spread because it was enforced.

      Hinduism attracted worship simply because it has many Gods which cater to different people's needs just like Taoism does.

  • bohiruci's Avatar
    3,373 posts since Oct '04
    • Originally posted by Eiizumi:

      Buddhism, in fact, like Confucianism, is more of a set of wisdom, for people to follow and lead their life for the greater good, rather than follow God's/ Gods' will.

      Buddhism unlike other religion, does not enforce will.

      The lack of enforcement of such religious will is seen in the early days of Buddhism, where there are no statues of but only footprints carvings reminding people of the wisdom leading to Enlightenment.

      However, Islam was brought in and spread because it was enforced.

      Hinduism attracted worship simply because it has many Gods which cater to different people's needs just like Taoism does.

      agree and disagree .cheers

  • Eiizumi's Avatar
    1,183 posts since Jan '03
  • 2009novice's Avatar
    961 posts since Oct '09
    • Originally posted by bohiruci:


      No ,It is in India at that time an Indian Brahmin preache Buddha is the 9th Reincarnation of the Hindu God  ,and India Buddhism became weak and finally Buddhism disappear in India.

       

      Efforts to revive Buddhism in India with a few India-born Monks and Nuns is met with limited success ......

       

      Yes u are right... the 9th Reincarnation or Avatar of the Hindu God.. But the Hindu God is none other than........ Vishnu..! :P

  • Rooney9's Avatar
    13,146 posts since Aug '09
    • Originally posted by 2009novice:

      Yes u are right... the 9th Reincarnation or Avatar of the Hindu God.. But the Hindu God is none other than........ Vishnu..! :P

      same as brahma. to me whether they are yehwah, brahma or vishnu, they are not the creator of this world system. if they think they are, then they are sorely mistaken.

  • Weychin's Avatar
    1,771 posts since Jul '09
    • An argument on how Buddhism have been driven out India, however, I cannot vouch the veracity of the article, please follow the links:-

       http://www.milligazette.com/Archives/15042001/Art06.htm 

      What you like to be distinguishing factor between practising Buddhist and practitioners of other beliefs?  Skillful investigations, undiscriminating Metta and Compassion?

      Also remember the the eight unfavoable existence and sixteen unfavorable conditions which an entity may be prevented from practising Buddhism! 

    • also when one wishes to engage in dialogue with practitioners of other beliefs , remember the conditions and conduct set by Nagasena to King Milinda, before one begins. 

  • Rooney9's Avatar
    13,146 posts since Aug '09
    • I thought its written in history books that Buddhism was driven out by the conquerers Islamists in India in the 11 or 13 century?

  • googoomuck's Avatar
    3,355 posts since Feb '06
    • Originally posted by Rooney9:

      I thought its written in history books that Buddhism was driven out by the conquerers Islamists in India in the 11 or 13 century?

      You are so right. Hindus fought the Muslims. Your buddhist brethren became earthworms in their next life. biggrin.png

  • likeyou's Avatar
    9,394 posts since Sep '06
  • sgx_finance_amateur's Avatar
    24 posts since May '07
    • Nope .Buddhism is not kick out of India but the dying patronage of the Indian Raja soon no more master of surviving tradition and it dies out

       

       

  • Weychin's Avatar
    1,771 posts since Jul '09
    • Originally posted by googoomuck:

      You are so right. Hindus fought the Muslims. Your buddhist brethren became earthworms in their next life. biggrin.png

      What issues do you have against earthworms?

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    An Eternal Now's Avatar
    17,258 posts since Sep '04
    • Originally posted by googoomuck:

      You are so right. Hindus fought the Muslims. Your buddhist brethren became earthworms in their next life. biggrin.png


      If you follow 5 precepts u won't be reborn in the three lower realms. Also, Hindus believe in reincarntion.

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