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Gautam Buddha-3 - Controversy
See also     Buddha (in detail);     A story about Buddha

Buddhism could not be popular in India as in China, Japan due to many contradictions here -

(1) Siddharth Buddha was in 1887-1807 BC and Gautam Buddha was in 563 BC. Both are mixed up to attribute all qualities to a single man. No
biography of Siddhaarth, the son of Shuddhodan, tells when he became Gautam. He became Buddha after realization.

(2) Praakrit language itself ceased to be in use. It was convenient for time being, but not permanent like Sanskrit. It was also not suitable for technical subjects where each word has precise definition.

(3) Main aim of Buddhism and Jainism was to indicate supremacy with popular Vaidik religion and system. Buddhists went to the extent of supporting all the invaders which caused defeat of king Daahir of Sindh in 712 AD. In opposition of Ved, they opposed many truths and customs.
In China and Japan it merged with traditional system. In India, it created disorder with general system.

(4) There was lot of propaganda about animal sacrifice in Vaidik Yagya and till today English followers translate Yagya as sacrifice (of animals) only which is false and opposite to truth. However, Siddhaarth himself and all Bauddha Bhikshu took daily meat. How their meat eating was without killing of animals - that is by tying mouth and nose of animals to kill by suffocation - like Halaal meat in Koraan. Devadatt was expelled from Sangh as he demanded that Bhikshu should be vegetarians and they should actually beg alms. He stated that Buddhsim will lose respect because no householder in India takes meet on all days like Bauddha Bhikshu. Siddhaartha himself took meat daily due to which he had to be operated by Jeevak Vaidya of Paataliputra who warned him not to take meat further. But he took meat when offered by a devotee in Saaranaath causing his death. This is in Buddha Charit of Buddhist Ashwaghosh in syllabus of all universities in India. Devadatt was proved far more correct than Siddhaarth Buddha.

(5) To oppose Ved, Buddhism denied existence of Aatmaa. But to highlight the greatness of Siddhaarth, story of his 100 lives was written as Jaatak Kathaa. That indicates his slow rise, not an incarnation. But when the same is told in Puraan, it is called anti-Buddhist propaganda by Braahman.
[Arun Upadhyay]

Shaakya Muni Buddha's name was Siddhaarth and he was living in the 19th century BCE, while Mahaaveer lived in the 6th century BCE and he had a disciple named Gautam Indrabhuti and any of the Jain would think that he was the Gautam Buddha. Some Jain think that he deserted Jainism as the austerity followed by the Jain was very severe. Actually no Buddha was there in the 6th century BCE. The Sri Lanka scholars wrongly supported the theory that Gautam Buddha lived in the 5th-6th century BCE and Max Muller made full use of that in formulating a chronology based on his Aryan Invasion Theory (AIT), which could not have been possible if they admitted that Buddha was born the 19th century BCE.

As regards meat eating there is proof in the Bhagavatee Sootra that the Jains also ate meat in the olden days. Meat eating among the Jain really stopped only after the 8th century - about 1,300 years ago.
[Sunil KB - AIA Group, ]


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