Atman and eternalism are core doctrines of the Upanishads. For him, it was all about Karma. OP: Did Lord Buddha have any oppositions with the Vedas, Brahman and Vedic rituals, cultures and deities? Gautama Shakyamuni, who claimed to be the Enlightened One, the Buddha, rejected bloody sacrifices, the authority of the Vedas, trust in rituals and the caste system, and taught a religion of moral endeavor which was to be obtained by enlightenment, or the bodhi. Is the Vedas writings of the Buddha? Gautama Buddha didn't accept the Vedas as an authority, so it would be odd for him to borrow that concept from the Vedas. Although, Mr Vivekananda did not dare much to condemn Buddha but here are some of his extremely offensive and illogical remarks on Gautama Buddha and his philosophies: 1) Buddha is said to have denied the Vedas because there is so much Himsa (killing) and other things. Buddhism is in sharp contrast to Hinduism.Still, many Buddhist do not disregard the beliefs of Hindus, and the amount of similarities is numerous. Mahatma Buddha did not reject Vedas per se, but the malpractices happening in name of Vedas. Budhha and The Vedas. Press J to jump to the feed. Thus Buddha completely rejected the Vedas & found an atheistic religion from ground up. Did Lord Buddha accept the authority or reject the vedas? He did not like the idea of usefulness of rituals as independent tools. by Satori » Sun Oct 10, 2010 5:33 pm, Post But Vedas have to be rejected as they talk about many gods, divide humanity based on chaturvarna and preach inequality and suppression of women and shudras who are said to belong to the fourth or the lowermost varna or caste. The Buddha was an English gentleman and rejected anything foreign sounding. But the Tamil Naan Marai mentioned in Tholkappiam isn't Sanskrit Vedas. About the achievement of Buddhahood, Vivekananda gave the affirmative answer that it is a kind of gain. “ The Buddhists have been equally deceived with Brahmins, in the estimate they have formed of the character of the Rishis. But he rejected it outwardly because the sura-dviṣa, or the demons who are always envious of the devotees of Godhead, try to support cow-killing or animal-killing from the pages of the Vedas, and this is now being done by the modernized sannyāsīs. Every page of Buddhism is a fight with the Vedas (the ritualistic aspect). This is The Fifth Part Of Philosophical Paper Presented By Sunil Upasana In The Swadeshi Indology Conference – 2, Held At IGNCA, New Delhi On February 2017. by Satori » Sun Oct 10, 2010 5:16 pm, Post The layperson believes that whereas the Veda accepts the idea of the ātman (translated into English as “Self”), which is both immanent and transcendent, Buddhism does not. Very simple dude. And also the spiritual world, the Vaikuntha.We judge a tree by its fruits. The Buddha has indirectly rejected this claim arguing that if no teachers of the Vedic tradition have had vision of Brahmaa, the so-called creator of the Vedas and this universe, the talk of Brahmaa is a blind talk, just as when a string of blind men clinging to one another, neither can the foremost see, nor can the middle see, nor can the hindmost see. I In the Dhammapada(129-130) Buddha says, "All beings fear death and pain, life is dear to all; therefore the wise man will not kill or cause anything to be killed." The Buddha also rejected the practice of animal sacrifices, the efficacy of rituals and the caste system, all of which are legitimized by the Vedas. Buddha was not against Vedas as such. What's your opinion on this topic? The term veda means “knowledge” in that they are thought to contain the fundamental knowledge relating to the underlying cause of, function of, and personal response to existence. Lord Buddha had to reject the authority of the Vedas altogether. The power attributed to these revered sages by Buddhists is scarcely inferior to that of the Arhats, which we shall have to notice at greater length by and bye. by Prasadachitta » Sun Oct 10, 2010 3:36 pm, Post All rights reserved, Three assumptions of Eastern Spiritualism in Hindi: Six-word poems, Service or sewa bhav connects one another selflessly in Sikhism: Haiku. BUDDHA VEDAS RAMANJI108. The Vedas espouse a metaphysical truth: Brahman. The Buddhist path combines both philosophical reasoning and meditation. Zindgi Na Milegi Dobara: A contradicting title? In order to stop this slaughter Lord Buddha rejected the Vedas and put forth His own philosophy of Shunyavada. After all, the Buddha is reputed to have rejected the Vedas, a move that earned his tradition the "nastika" label (atheist or infidel), as opposed to the six astika darshanas or orthodox philosophical systems, of which Vedanta is one. ... Peace is Possible! As he happened to … The Buddha rejected the basis of the Brahmanism that existed at his time. Buddha never worshiped anything and his religion was beyond the casts and discriminations. Buddha rejected the idea of the caste system and the influence of gods in man's progress towards enlightenment. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts My personal understanding is a bit on the moderate scale--something that Buddha himself propagated, saying that we should leave the extremities and choose the middle path. They reject the Vedas because they don’t think “word” is a valid epistemology and only perception. Buddhists deny this. Share your thoughts. But it is very difficult to understand his views even by his followers as Buddha himself said if anyone want to understand a person he or she has to develop or raise his or her intellect at the level of that person first. by Hanzze » Sun Oct 10, 2010 5:14 pm, Post God. 21. by Prasadachitta » Sun Oct 10, 2010 3:29 pm, Post death) of the Buddha and later spread throughout Asia. The Hinduism at the time of Buddha was Brahmanism and included a transmigrating soul, the caste system, henotheism, and animal sacrifices, which Buddha rejected. Answer: – No! Swami Vivekananda is of the same view. But for certain historical reasons, anattā became a bedrock doctrine of Buddhism. The Buddha definitely rejected the authority of the Vedas and hinted that even Vedic scholars cannot be sure that the Vedas are true, in the Canki Sutta. Thus, like any sane morally upright person would do, Mahatma Buddha stated that: “If Vedas sanction these evil practices, then I reject Vedas.” Had Gautam Buddha obtained an opportunity to study the actual Vedas and not go by the false notions prevailing, he could no … The Buddha rejected the 5 Vedas, according to the dialogues seen in the nikayas. Rejection and disagreeing are two different connotations to the emotions that a person may have. So based on this then Buddhism was opposed to the Vedic religion.Interestingly the Buddha came to be seen as an avatarof the god Vishnu in some forms Hinduism. Bhagavan Buddha rejected the Vedas, religion and concept of God ***** Sage Sri, Sankara says:~ VC-59 - The study of the Scriptures are useless so long as the highest Truth is unknown, and it is equally useless when the highest Truth has already been known. He claimed 'anatman' ie 'no soul' / existence being completely null and void without any soul or … In fact, Buddha rejected not only the Veda but also all the Gods, like Indra, Shiva or Vishnu. )-Lord Buddha had to reject the authority of the Vedas altogether. Most of the Vedas were however pre-Buddhist. by Hanzze » Sun Oct 10, 2010 3:34 pm, Post The Buddha was one of them and he was not wrong in doing so. In fact, this is a baseless argument. But according to Vivekananda, Buddha has no authority to reject the Veda. ... Hindu Scriptures, Vedas, Upanishads and Gita | Talk by Jay Lakhani - Hindu Academy London - Duration: 30:29. ... That was not the main reason for rejection of Vedas by Buddha. According to this tradition, Buddhism is a Nastika school since it rejects the authority of the Vedas. Buddha was never against the Vedas. Buddha is founder of the religion called "Buddhis" as per the historians, 10 Bhagavad Gita Shlokas which changed my life! The Buddha also put no reliance on the Vedas, or on practice of their nature worship, or on the performance of their rituals as a means of redemption. [3] If we listen to Buddha, Christ, or Gandhi, we can do nothing else. Post-Vedic texts like the Gita are also revered. December 16, 2019. What we call Hindhuism, as exemplified by such as the Bhagavad Gita, is pretty much a something that arose in response to Buddhism. Buddha a. He also believed in their role as a subsidiary and not the primary tool. Nor did he accept going to the Brahmins as priests. It is often believed that Sri Buddha rejected the authority of Vedas and that led him to set up a new religion. He also rejected the idea of caste system. Those who say that the Buddha was a Hindu or that Buddhism is a reformed version of Hinduism are seriously misinformed. the Iyengar communities), the word veda is used in the Tamil writings of the Alvar saints. 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