[INDOLOGY] Caste system and Buddhism

alakendu das mailmealakendudas at rediffmail.com
Tue May 31 09:35:48 UTC 2016

 To All,

          I have heard of   the SardulaKrana episode  in the Buddhist text Divyavadana speaking  on the life of King Trishanku( A chandala by birth) who wishes to marry off his son Sardulakarana to  a Brahmin , and who finds find scant logic in the traditional Hindu  caste system .He says-EkamIdam SarvamekaIdam i.e All are One.

             If anybody can provide any other references from Buddhist literature  showing such egalitarian attitudes.

                                                         ALAKENDU DAS.

                                                       Post-Graduate, Indology.

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