[Advaita-l] Buddha an avatar of Vishnu?
kripa.shankar.0294 at gmail.com
Thu Sep 22 13:39:47 CDT 2016
The Vedas have incorporated the sacrifice of animals since the beginning. Did it suddenly become non violent? Has the slaughter of animals stopped since the Buddha? Vishnu being the diety of Vedas, why did he preach without taking the Vedas as pramana thus making the whole avatara pointless?
I am yet to ascertain the sources mentioned in this thread. So I'll reserve comments on those.
What is your opinion on Vyasa being the 9th Avatar?
Vyasaya Vishnu roopaya Vyasa roopaya Vishnave
Namo vai Brahma nidhaye Vasishtaya namo namaha
From: श्रीमल्ललितालालितः via Advaita-l
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Subject: Re: [Advaita-l] Buddha an avatar of Vishnu?
I'll suggest you have a search on Google group bvp(bhAratIya vidvat
pariShad). There were long discussions about same at different times. They
used more sources from literature, etc.
On Thu, 22 Sep 2016 21:48 Venkatesh Murthy via Advaita-l, <
advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:
> Dr. BR Ambedkar said Buddha is not a Avatar of Vishnu. Swamiji
> Jayendra Saraswati also gave statement to Hindus to not claim Buddha
> was Avatar of Vishnu and hurt Buddhist feelings.
> There are some political reasons for not claiming Buddha as Vishnu.
> But there are many places in Puranas Buddha is claimed as Avatar of
> Vishnu. In the extremely powerful prayer Narayana Kavacha we have to
> say every morning the Bhakta is praying to Buddha to protect him from
> madness of Pashanda mobs and gangs. Buddhastu Pashanda Gana Pramaadaat
> Paatu. When someone has to argue or fight with atheists, irreligious
> and mad people he has to pray to Buddha and then argue. He will win.
> On Thu, Sep 22, 2016 at 12:56 PM, Kripa Shankar via Advaita-l
> <advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:
> > Namaste
> > I hope I am not spamming the forum. I have another doubt.
> > The next long standing doubt that I have is about Buddha branded as an
> avatar of Vishnu ! The justification given for it is that - he wanted to
> delude the bad people (daityas?asuras?humans?...depending on different
> > Why delude the deluded? Vishnu is also called Hari which means the one
> who uplifts * anyone* from samsara. Why would he want to delude? Creatures
> are already deluded by their own nature, be it Devas Asuras humans or any
> > There is a story in Puranas. The Asuras, fond of conflicts, were
> bothering the Devas frequently. Upon investigation, the Devas concluded
> that it's due to the Vedas that Asuras were able to achieve their goals.
> Hence the Devas decided to snatch away the Vedic knowledge from the Asuras.
> While Shukracharya was away to do his tapasya, the Devas sent their agent,
> who assuming the form of Asura guru Shukracharya claimed that he came back
> from the tapasya early. Gaining the confidence of the Asuras, he began to
> teach them concepts like Ahimsa(different from the Vedic context) so that
> Asuras would be discouraged from taking up further conflicts. He also
> taught them that Vedas are deploreable and instead taught them some mumbo
> jumbo. (on a side note, the British taught us the same Ahimsa for the exact
> same purpose. They also taught us to starve to death:).
> > To me it seems like this story was superimposed on the fanciful
> justification of why Buddha was an Avatar of Vishnu. Further there is no
> evidence of Buddha as an avatar of Vishnu in any scriptures.
> > On the other hand we have ample evidence that Krishna Dwaipayana Vyasa,
> the son of illustrious Parashara was an avatar of Vishnu. Vyasa is the
> actual 9th avatar of Vishnu! How did this come to be? Or is there any
> evidence to suggest that Buddha was an avatar of Vishnu?
> > Regards
> > Kripa
> > ---
> > Vyasaya Vishnu roopaya Vyasa roopaya Vishnave
> > Namo vai Brahma nidhaye Vasishtaya namo namaha
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