[Advaita-l] On Bauddhavatara

Srikanta Narayanaswami srikanta.narayanaswami at yahoo.com
Sat May 21 07:54:28 CDT 2011

Traditionally it is believed that Lord Buddha was the first to have performed pindadaana in gaya. Buddha did not want  the naimittika rituals to come in the way of Dharma but he did perform rituals, which are ordained..

--- On Wed, 5/18/11, Srikanta Narayanaswami <srikanta.narayanaswami at yahoo.com> wrote:

From: Srikanta Narayanaswami <srikanta.narayanaswami at yahoo.com>
Subject: [Advaita-l] on the term Bauddhavatara.
To: advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org
Date: Wednesday, May 18, 2011, 6:46 AM


Bauddhavatare means a time reference only. We don't worry what Buddha
did. It is not important for us when we are discussing time reference.
In Puranas Buddha came after Krishna Avatara and before Kalki. Krishna
Avatara happened in Dwapara. In Kali Yuga there are two Avataras
Buddha and Kalki. Buddha has come but we are waiting for Kalki. This
is why we say Bauddhavatare. In Dwapara Yuga probably people were
saying Ramavatare in Sankalpa. From this it is wrong to say Rama was
against rituals and Mimamsakas added it purposely.
The above Email is not by me.It has somehow mixed up with mine.I have said that the term"Bauddhavatara"is controversial with the chanting of the sankalpa.

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