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Featured Is it possible to be hindu and buddist at the same time?

Discussion in 'Religious Debates' started by Starlight, Jan 22, 2022.

  1. Starlight

    Starlight Well-Known Member

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    Is it possible to be hindu and buddist at the same time?
     
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  2. SomeRandom

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    I suppose. Buddhism is more of a philosophy than religious teachings. Hindus can be universal, depending on their sect. So one could very well blend the two approaches to life
     
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  3. Secret Chief

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    @Aupmanyav is probably your man for this. :)
     
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  4. Martin

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    It's a difficult question to answer, because there is a diverse range of sects in both traditions, and some schools might be more compatible than others.

    While there are similarities, there are also important differences. For example, Buddhism teaches about anatta and shunyata, while Hinduism teaches about Atman and Brahman.

    One approach here is to explore a range of practices and methods, and the assumptions underlying them.
     
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  5. JustGeorge

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    I don't see why not.

    Some Hindus believe Buddha was an avatar of Vishnu. :)

    I get the impression the 'this or that' thing regarding labels and religions is more of a Western concept(I will take correction if this is wrong).
     
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    Much of Hinduism is already syncretic. If you're going to play mix and match, these two are a wise choice, as there is much overlap. But as always, it behooves the question, 'Why?' What is it about Hinduism that you feel the need to turn to Buddhism, ands what is it about Buddhism that makes you turn to Hinduism?
     
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    A buddha is Vishnu's avatar.

    Buddhists worship a particular man of flesh and bones as an ultimate Buddha. What's that deal now with buddhism?
     
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    Quite possibly. Belief-o-Matic keeps telling me I'm a Buddhist.
     
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  9. Secret Chief

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    and I'm not. :)
     
  10. Secret Chief

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    I'm not a worshipper (do you mean pay homage?) and I'm unsure of your "ultimate Buddha" concept. What do you mean?

    What do you mean?
     
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    Why buddhism is a religion based on a simple man???
     
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    Not really based on him, so much. Rather his teachings.
     
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  13. syo

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    What did he teach?
     
  14. Martin

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    What result do you get?
     
  15. Martin

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    It's a rather crude quiz, IMO. I find I don't have a clear answer to many of the questions.
     
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    I am far from knowledgeable on the topic, but the Four Noble Truths come to mind. The first being all life contains suffering. The second is suffering stems from cravings and incorrect identification on who 'I' am. The third is optimistic and says we can purge ourselves from these and stop suffering, and the fourth suggests the by right living and thinking we can get to a place where we are able to do this.

    There's also the Eight Fold Path of right understanding, right thought, right speech, right action, right livelihood, right effort, right mindfulness, and right concentration.

    Maybe @Secret Chief or @crossfire can elaborate more. :)
     
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    I like selectsmart's quiz better. It knew I was a Hindu long before I did.
     
  18. syo

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    Thank you. :)

    His teachings are not good at all.o_O
     
  19. Martin

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    I tried one of those, and came out as a scientific pantheist, whatever that is. I answered "not sure" to a lot of the questions.
    Maybe I'm a closet agnostic. :p
     
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  20. The Hammer

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    You got me curious, so I retook it.

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