[Advaita-l] Buddha confirmed to preexisting social norms of the Vedic society of his time

Kalyan kalyan_kg at yahoo.com
Mon Mar 19 14:29:15 EDT 2018

If you find the articles are well written, I would say only one thing. Please go and read the original scriptures of Buddhism. You can start from the references I cited earlier -


On Mon, 3/19/18, V Subrahmanian <v.subrahmanian at gmail.com> wrote:

 Subject: Re: [Advaita-l] Buddha confirmed to preexisting social norms of the Vedic society of his time
 To: "Kalyan" <kalyan_kg at yahoo.com>, "A discussion group for Advaita Vedanta" <advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org>
 Date: Monday, March 19, 2018, 6:11 PM
 On Mon,
 Mar 19, 2018 at 4:19 PM, Kalyan via Advaita-l <advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org>
 //Here is a study that
 cites the Buddhist texts to show that the caste system
 was happily accepted therein://
 I wonder if you have read the article and the sources from
 which it quotes.
 I read the article and found it to
 be quite well written. In fact there are many such articles,
 for example:  http://www.vijayvaani.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?aid=2717 
   on Srilankan Buddhist caste.  Here is another one:  http://web.uni-frankfurt.de/irenik/relkultur50.pdf
 One may or may not agree with
 various writers. But the common point one comes across is
 that there was a good presence of the caste factor in early
 Buddhism as Buddha's words themselves are cited. Again,
 one may debate on the authenticity, etc. of texts. That is a
 topic common to many systems.
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