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Discerning the Buddha: A Study of Buddhism and of the Brahmanical Hindu Attitude to it

By: Lal Mani Joshi

Price: $14.25

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd.: 2008

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 024799

ISBN: 8121501385

Condition: New


What is the Brahmanical Hindu understanding or misunderstanding of the Buddha and Buddhism? Modern enlightened 'Hindus' wedded to the Vaidika/Sanatana Dharma tradition hold that the Buddha was a 'Hindu' reformer, Buddhism a 'Hindu sect'; that original Buddhist teaching was Vedantic or 'Hinduistic', and that the Buddhists have misunderstood the fulfillment of 'the Hindu religion' and distorted the original teachings of the Great Master! On the other hand, stalwarts like Swami Vivekananda and Sir Radhakrishnan Also say that the Buddha is one of the makers of 'Hinduism'. The former even said that... View more info