Hinduism: once was: RAJARAM EPISODE

Dr Y. Vassilkov iiasguest10 at RULLET.LEIDENUNIV.NL
Fri Oct 6 10:38:40 UTC 2000

Nanda Chandran writes:
> As you all know, the Hindu tradition views the Buddha as an avatAram of
Lord NArAyana. .... What makes you take it for granted > that Hindus would
not mind if you identify them as a group with little > relation to
Buddhism - a movement which came out of their own fold and was
> developed and sustained by them?

If you only take trouble to look into some Hindu sacred texts, such as,
e.g., PurANas, you would find that, according to them, Lord NArAyana took
his Buddha avatar for only one reason: to tempt the sinners and heretic with
the worst possible, false doctrine and in this way make sure that they will
not escape hell. Do you mean it is in this particular way the Buddhism was
developed and sustained by the Hindus?
                                        Yaroslav Vassilkov

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