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Buddhism - An antidote for Hinduism

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Submitted by Pamodha (United Kingdom), May 22, 2012 at 11:59

Buddhism is not a branch of Hinduism, it is rather more of an anthithesis of what Hinduism is. Hinduism teaches to practic extreme lifestyles of either extreme ascerticism or hedonism. Buddhism clearly rejects these extremes and encourages people to follow the middle path. Buddhist teachings are based on Anicca, Dukkha and Anatma (Uncertainity, Suffering and Non-self) whereas Hinduism is based on certainity, satisfaction and self - meaning that the 2 different worldviews of the religions are opposite.

The Buddha never told anyone to make statues of him or worship him. Buddhist pay homeage to the Buddha rather than worship or pray to him for a power whereas prayer and worship are a central part of Hinduism. Hinduism was similar to a satanic set of cults in its raw form (widow burning, mass animal sacrifices) but later have plagiarised concepts of Ahimsa from Jainism. Shankar managed to revive Hinduism during the 'middle ages' but he was actually preaching Buddhism in the garb of Hinduism. All the credit that Hinduism gets (Ahima, non-violence and etc.) originates from Indian non-hindu religion (Jainism and Buddhism).

Majority of Hindus are ignorant about their religion as well as its satanic past. Some are even ignorant upto the extent that they consider Bhagavad Gita as the 'Bible' Hinduism. Bhagavad Gita was written much later (even after the days of the Buddha) whereas Hinduism boasts itself to be the oldest religion (collection of cults). This means that many Hindus are ignorant that Hinduism has more than one source of scripture (e.g Vedas, Upanishads, Puranas etc.)

Hindusim has a benign appearence in the modern world due to the ignorance of Hindus and modernisation. Despite this the satanic aspect still thrives under shiny surface of the plagiarised ahimsa.

Buddha is not a Hindu. He was quite the opposite. He rejected and debated against Hindu scholars during his time and managed to convert 1000s of Hindus into the true path. The Buddhist scriptures clearly rule out many Hindu practices and beliefs and replaces them with which was beneficial to mankind.

The caste system is a practice integral and unique to Hindusim. Hinduism divides and enslaves mankind and these are backed up by lies. Buddhism sets people free from those chains by exposing the lies of Hinduism.

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