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  • Buddha in Hinduism:

    Due to the diversity of traditions within Hinduism there is no specific viewpoint or consensus on the Buddha’s exact position in reference to the Vedic tradition:

    Within Hinduism, avatars such as Rama or Krishna are popularly worshipped as the Supreme God, but it is much less common to find Buddha the avatar being worshipped by Hindus in the same way.

    1) Gita Govinda:

    In the Dasavatara-stotra section of his Gita Govinda, the influential Vaishnava poet Jayadeva Goswami (13th C AD) includes the Buddha amongst the ten principal avatars of Vishnu and writes a prayer on Him.

    Gita Govinda, First Ashtapathi, Verse 9:

    “nindasi yajna-vidher ahaha shruti-jatam
    sadaya hrdaya darsita pasu ghatam
    keshava dhrta buddha sarira jaya jagadisa hare”

    O Keshava! O Lord of the universe! O Lord Hari, who have assumed the form of Buddha! All glories to You! O Buddha of compassionate heart, you decry the slaughtering of poor animals performed according to the rules of Vedic sacrifice

    2) Puranas:

    The Buddha is described in important Hindu scriptures, including almost all the Puranas. However, not all of them refer to the same person: some of them refer to other persons, and some occurrences of “buddha” simply mean “a person possessing buddhi”. Most of them, however, refer to the founder of Buddhism. They portray him with two roles: preaching views in order to delude demons or others, and criticizing animal sacrifice as prescribed in the Vedas. A partial list of Puranas mentioning the Buddha is as follows:

    Harivamsha (1.41)
    Vishnu Purana (3.18)
    Bhagavata Purana (1.3.24, 2.7.37, 11.4.23)
    Garuda Purana (1.1, 2.30.37, 3.15.26)
    Agni Purana (16)
    Narada Purana (2.72)
    Linga Purana (2.71)
    Padma Purana (3.252) etc. (Dhere Ramchandra Chintaman)

    In the Puranic texts, he is mentioned as one of the ten Avataras of Vishnu, usually as the ninth one.

    Another important scriptures that mentions him as an Avatar is Rishi Parashara’s Brihat Parashara Hora Shastra (2:1-5/7).

    He is often described as a yogi or yogacarya, and as a sannyāsi. His father is usually called Åšuddhodhana, which is consistent with the Buddhist tradition, while in a few places the Buddha’s father is named Anjana or Jina. He is described as beautiful (devasundara-rupa), of white or pale-red complexion, and wearing brown-red or red robes.

    Only a few statements mention the worship of Buddha, e.g. the Varahapurana says states that one desirous of beauty should worship him.

    (i) Srimad Bhagavatam:

    In the Srimad Bhagavatam Buddha is said to have taken birth to restore the devas to power:

    Srimad Bhagavatam 1.3.24:

    “tatahÌ£ kalau sampravrÌ£tte
    sammohāya sura-dviṣām
    buddho nāmnāñjana-sutaḥ
    kÄ«katÌ£esÌ£u bhavisÌ£yati”

    Then, in the beginning of Kali-yuga, the Lord will appear as Lord Buddha, the son of Añjanā, in the province of Gayā, just for the purpose of deluding those who are envious of the faithful theist.

    Srimad Bhagavatam 2.7.37:

    deva-dviṣāḿ nigama-vartmani niṣṭhitānāḿ
    pūrbhir mayena vihitābhir adṛśya-tūrbhiḥ
    lokān ghnatāḿ mati-vimoham atipralobhaḿ
    veṣaḿ vidhāya bahu bhāṣyata aupadharmyam

    ‘When the atheists, after being well versed in the Vedic scientific knowledge, annihilate inhabitants of different planets, flying unseen in the sky on well-built rockets prepared by the great scientist Maya, the Lord will bewilder their minds by dressing Himself attractively as Buddha and will preach on subreligious principles.’

    (ii) Brahmanda Purana:

    In some of the Puranas, he is described as having taken birth to “mislead the demons”:

    “mohanārtham dānavānām bālarÅ«pÄ« pathi-sthitah । putram tam kalpayām āsa mÅ«dha-buddhir jinah svayam ॥
    tatah sammohayām āsa jinādyān asurāmÅ›akān । bhagavān vāgbhir ugrābhir ahimsā-vācibhir harih ॥”

    –attributed to Brahmanda Purana, quoted in Bhāgavatatātparya by Madhva, 1.3.28

    Translation: To delude the demons, he [Lord Buddha] stood on the path in the form of a child. The foolish Jina (a demon), imagined him to be his son. Thus the lord Sri Hari [as avatara-buddha] expertly deluded Jina and other demons by his strong words of non-violence.

    (ii) Bhavishya Purana:

    In many Puranas, the Buddha is described as an incarnation of Vishnu who incarnated in order to delude either demons or mankind away from the Vedic dharma. The Bhavishya Purana contains the following:

    At this time, reminded of the Kali Age, the god Vishnu became born as Gautama, the Shakyamuni, and taught the Buddhist dharma for ten years. Then Shuddodana ruled for twenty years, and Shakyasimha for twenty. At the first stage of the Kali Age, the path of the Vedas was destroyed and all men became Buddhists. Those who sought refuge with Vishnu were deluded.

    3) The Buddha appears as the ninth avatar, according to the puranas, and some scholars have pointed to this as an illustration of the tendency within Hinduism to absorb its rivals.
    In South India Dasavatara includes Balarama in place of Buddha.

    4) Hinduism regards Buddha (bottom centre with multiple arms, see picture) as one of the 10 avatars of Vishnu.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Avatars.jpg

  • In general, ‘Buddha’ means ‘Awakened One’, someone who has awakened from the sleep of ignorance and sees things as they really are. A Buddha is a person who is completely free from all faults and mental obstructions. There are many people who have become Buddhas in the past, and many people will become Buddhas in the future….There is nothing that Buddha does not know. Because he has awakened from the sleep of ignorance and has removed all obstructions from his mind, he knows everything of the past, present, and future, directly and simultaneously. Moreover, Buddha has great compassion which is completely impartial, embracing all living beings without discrimination.

    The Buddha condemned the hindu caste system, which he considered unjust. He pointed out that there existed wicked and cruel high caste people as well as virtuous and kind people in low caste. Any person who had committed a crime would be punished accordingly by his kamma no matter what hindu caste he belonged to. A person may be considered to have come from a high or low caste according to his good and bad deeds. Therefore, according to the Buddha it is the good and bad actions of a person and not his birth that should determine a person’s caste.

  • i answer.

    The 6th century BC, the periods to which Bhuddha belongs is the periods in which hindu religious philosiphical scene underwent a radical change. Hindu religion had reached to very high stage of development thanks to the struggle by Adhi sankara, Ramanuja and madhvacharya.

    Hindu religion began with vedas and developed very much. it was such a high time of hindu religion shined such a high level, that the Bhuddha appeared on the religious scene of india.

    First you should know the basic concept of Bhuddha. i explain. The main concept of Bhuddha is liberation (nirvana), the goal of Bhuddist path. The bhuddism consists sufferings, attachments, worldly pleasures for which desires are the reasons. Bhuddha’s teachings provide instructions on how to understand the nature of phenomena, the end of sufferings.

    The oldest scriptures that records the Teachings of Bhuddha are refered to on the Tripitaka written in pali language. The Bhuddha’s teachings is basically different from hindu vedas and upanishads.

    Both hindu and Bhuddha as religion and philosophy, but Bhuddhism is based on ” no soul ” view against ”yes soul ” view of hindu religion.

    The hindu religion divides life into 4 stages such as brammacharya, grahastha, vanaprastha, and sanyasa, but Bhuddism the brammacharya is not limited to any particular period of life and valid for all stages. Hinduism is often referred to sanadana dharma., the eternal law.

    The bhakthi tradition, the belief of incarnation, karma and duty/dharma. Hinduism , traditions regards particular rituals for salvation. The prominent themes in hinduism is dharma, samsara, karma, and moksha.

    Hinduism is based on vedas, puranas, upnishads, but bhuddhism is based on teachings. Because of deep root of hindu religion in india, the bhuddism not able to shine well and gone to other countries.

    so, Hinduism is completely different from Bhuddism. Hinduism is basically have several maharishis, gurus, and good foundations of vedas, upanishads, but bhuddism is completely differs from hinduism. Hence, there is no place for bhuddism in hinduism and no need for temple dedication to bhuddism from hinduism.

    i hope this will help you.

  • They are both different. Budhism acepts all other religions and i think Hinduism does the same. In Budhism one would like to reach enlightenment not sure about Hinduism

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