[Advaita-l] Upanishads, Samkhya and Buddhism

Murali Karamchedu murali_m_k at msn.com
Wed Aug 15 10:26:07 CDT 2007

>I am interested in aspects of Buddhism that have grown out of the earlier 
>two systems - ideas that
>might have given birth to early Buddhist categories of thought. For 
>instance, karma and rebirth,
>whatever their origins, gave rise to these concepts within Buddhism albeit 
>with intention as a
>substantial difference and allusions to nonduality was seen in the Creation 
>Myth of the Vedas.

Writings of Ananda Coomaraswamy are an excellent resource for such 
comparative study; one book that
particularly covers your interest is "Buddha and the Gospel of Buddhism", 
published by Munshiram Manoharlal (ISBN: 81-215-0096-6, Amazon link: 

Part III of the book focuses on Vedanta, Samkhya, Yoga and 'Buddhism and 

Hope this helps.

Murali Manohar

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