om sai ram
Who said I disrespected hindu culture? ITS YOUR IMAGINATION which seems limitless.If you dont respect Hindu culture and faith, how they express their faith because they are not sages, how are you going to get an indepth understanding ans answer to your question if you rudely contrast living Hindu beliefs false but sages true?
Again your imagination runs wild. Who said I didnt read sutras and vedas? ITS YOUR IMAGINATION. Who said I wanted to debate? You accuse me of not having hindu views, yet I quoted several well known hindus with tons of followers. ITS YOUR IMAGINATION.You should read the sutras and vedas to get an understanding of what Hindu believe. Thats like being Christian but not read the Bible. Yes, you can read sages and talk with practitioners AND you can read their teachings as well as experience it by beingn involved.
Thats if you really want a indept answer to your question. If you just like debate, Id ask staff to move this thread outside the DIR.
Until then, how can we take you seriously if you put down our points of view because "we are living"? The Buddha will say he is no different than any other. Im sure the sages will say the same.
And again ITS YOUR IMAGINATION which runs wild. Who said I put down peoples view because they "are living"?...how can we take you seriously if you put down our points of view because "we are living"? The Buddha will say he is no different than any other. Im sure the sages will say the same.
Seriously, you should be ashamed of your behaviour!
Thats at least an honest stand point and I can respect it Aupmanyav.Now, Swami Sivananda cannot be compared to other babas (my homage to him). He was not a baba. A baba is one who claims to be an avatara or claims special powers. It was his book which introduced me to Upanishads. But IMHO, he too should not have tried to mix Abrahamic religions with Hinduism. The best is to keep a distance. They actually wait for such statements. That gives them a chance to slip in. Of course, if we talk of 'advaita', then as I have said earlier also, even Osama, Hitler, and Pol Pot too were none other than Brahman. I am an atheist (advaitist) Hindu, but kindly note that many a times I answer as a theist Hindu (the majority) keeping my personal views to myself.
Buddha-nature, Bodhikaya, Tathagatagarbha are very close to the concept of Brahman, but all Buddhists do not believe in it.