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Modern Hinduism is a Restatement of Buddhism

Modern Hinduism is a Restatement of Buddhism

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This article chronologically describes how the finer Buddhist teachings got incorporated and subsequently refined the modern Hinduism.
This article chronologically describes how the finer Buddhist teachings got incorporated and subsequently refined the modern Hinduism.

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Published by: ANKUR BARUA on Oct 29, 2009
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MODERN HINDUISM IS A RESTATEMENT OF BUDDHISM
 ANKUR BARUA, M.A. BASILIO
Buddhist Door, Tung Lin Kok Yuen, Hong Kong 
Hong Kong, 2009
Communication Address of Corresponding Author: 
Dr. ANKUR BARUABlock 
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EE, No.-80, Flat No.-2A,Salt Lake City, Sector-2,Kolkata - 700091, West Bengal, INDIA.Email: ankurbarua26@yahoo.comMobile: +91-9434485543 (India), +852-96195078 (Hong Kong)
 
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MODERN HINDUISM IS A RESTATEMENT OF BUDDHISM
 Abstract
Due to the striking similarities in the teachings of Buddhism and modernHinduism, a group of modern scholars still believe that Buddhism is arestatement of Hinduism. But this notion is absolutely false as Hinduism is amuch later development after the disappearance of Buddhism from India.
 
There is enough historical evidence that Buddhism paved the way for refining theteachings of Hinduism. The finer aspects of Buddhism were later incorporatedinto the Vedas, Bhagavad Gita and Upanishads by Adi Shankaryacharya duringthe revival of Hinduism in 8
th
century A.D. As a result of this, we do not find anymajor difference between the teachings of Buddhism and Hinduism in modernera. Thus, modern Hinduism is actually a restatement of Buddhism.
Key words: Buddhism, Restatement, Modern, Brahmanism, Hinduism.
 
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MODERN HINDUISM IS A RESTATEMENT OF BUDDHISM
Introduction
Conflicts of opinions prevail while exploring the parallel teachings of Buddhismand modern Hinduism. Some scholars cherish the opinion that Buddhism in Indiasubsequently got incorporated into the Hinduism. They believe that modernHinduism in India is a new form of ancient Buddhism.
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 Due to the striking similarities in the teachings of Buddhism and modernHinduism, there is another group of scholars who uphold the theory thatBuddhism is a restatement of Hinduism.
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But this notion is absolutely false asHinduism is a much later development after the disappearance of Buddhism fromIndia. If someone has to relate any ancient religion in India with Buddhism, itshould be the existing Brahmanism which paved way to the introduction of Buddhism in India by Sakyamuni Buddha during the 6
th
century B.C., who was ahistorical personality.

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