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What are Buddhist arguments against Vedic validity because of its authorlessness?

There has been a rich history of debate between Vedantists and Buddhists. One main method the Vedantist uses disprove every other sect which doesn't hold Vedas as true, is to first prove that Vedas ...
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Why Buddhists generally uses OM?

In wikipedia i read: The Chandogya Upanishad is ... one of the oldest Upanishads of Hinduism. [It] opens with the recommendation that "let a man meditate on Om". It calls the syllable Om ...
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Apologetics and Upanishads

Are there good apologetic resources (books, audios, sites, etc.) that give the buddhist answer to advaita vedanta and/or hinduism in general? To the substantial model of the atman-brahman or purusha/...
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Are these translations of the Sutta Nipata correct?

A Hindu site by the name "Agniveer" has claimed that Buddha never rejected the Vedas. To substantiate their claim, they have quoted a few verses from the Sutta Nipata to show Buddha's respect for the ...
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Someone told me Buddha copied almost everything from Brahmanism, how accurate is that?

I am fairly new to the Dhamma and this site specifically. I was told by an Indian person that dyana (meditation) was a part of a yoga system which became zen in china, dharma became dhamma, most of ...
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Do Buddhist texts record or comment on the then-prevalent varna or caste systems?

Do Buddhist ancient scriptures/texts record or comment on: The then-prevalent varna system? or The then-prevalent caste system (clan-like system)? I understand that Buddhism is based on equality, ...
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Why did Buddha praise the vedic Agnihotra as the foremost sacrifice?

Why Buddha praises the vedic Agnihotra as the foremost sacrifice and the Gayatri mantra as the foremost meter in the Pali Canon? aggihuttamukhā yaññā sāvittī chandaso mukham. Sacrifices have ...
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Does the Buddhist text Alankarabuddhi still exist?

As I discuss in this question, by far the most popular school of Hindu philosophy today is the Vedanta school, which is based on the philosophical portions of the Vedas. But in the time when Buddhism ...
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What are the reasons for and against studying other religions?

When I studied Spanish, I better understood my native English language. I wondered if the same kind of thing can happen in the realm of religion. What are the pros and cons of studying other ...
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Historically, where do the concepts of Karma, Nirvana, Dharma and Samsara come from?

From a historical perspective where do the concepts of Karma, Nirvana, Dharma and Samsara come from? I'm aware that they predated Buddhism but do they come from the Vedas, Shramanic tradition or ...
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Did Buddhism oppose Vedic religion?

At the time of Tathagat Buddha, Hindu religion in its current form did not exist. However, there were Vedic teachings. These teachings were based on blind belief in the authority of the Vedas. There ...
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