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Why did Buddha praise the vedic Agnihotra as the foremost sacrifice?

Your quoted text is from M.N. Selasutta, that buddha taught to selabrahmaṇa: aggihuttamukhā yaññā sāvittī chandaso mukham. Sacrifices have the agnihotra as foremost; of meter the foremost is ...
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How do Buddhists separate caste system from itself when Gautama Buddha was so casteist?

The most important idea in Buddhism with regards to caste is that regardless of which background one is from, if one is righteous, consummate in virtue, and earnestly seeks the path leading to ...
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Have any Buddhist thinkers responded to the critique of the Brahma Sutras?

Here is the list of the Buddhist and Hindu Acaryas in chronological order based on their dates and who critiqued whom. Nāgārjuna(1st C.E) critiqued by Vātsyāyana (400 C.E) Vātsyāyana critiqued by ...
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Can one follow Hinduism and Buddhism at the same time?

In Buddhism the main teachings you have to have faith in is the 8 Fold Path divided into 3 trainings, which is to develop higher virtue, higher mind and higher wisdom. No religion is incompatible ...
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Can one follow Hinduism and Buddhism at the same time?

Can one follow Hinduism and Buddhism at the same time? Theravāda branch of Buddhism (in its truest sense) is in stark contrast with Hinduism, but it may not be so for the other branches of Buddhism. ...
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What is the opinion of Buddhism on the caste system and untouchability of Hinduism?

Actually, Gautama Buddha was not against the caste system in mainstream non-Buddhist Indian society however he did emphasize social status ('caste'/'jati') was dependent upon here-&-now kamma ...
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The Oldest Traditional Buddhist Lineage?

Every "official" Chan/Zen master (that is, a master recognized and authorized by an older master) keeps a list of his ancestral teachers going back all the way to the Buddha Shakyamuni. I have such ...
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Did buddha said anything about upanishad?

Only the three Vedas (presumably Rg, Yajur and Sama Veda) are mentioned in the Pali suttas (the discourses of the Buddha). No other Hindu texts are mentioned. It so happened that a brahman student ...
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How would the Buddha have replied to Arjuna, if he was in Krishna's place?

I am very familiar with Bhagavad Gita. First time I read it was 30 years ago, and I still come back to it from time to time, it sits right here on my bookshelf. From the traditional perspective, the ...
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Did the Buddha make any reference to Krishna and Gita?

The dates given in Wikipedia's Bhagavad Gita article, for example, Professor Jeaneane Fowler, in her commentary on the Gita, considers second century BCE to be the likely date of composition. ... ...
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When is an ideology a religion and not just philosophy, or a way of living?

Buddhism is not ideology, not religion, not philosophy and not even a way of life. Instead, Buddhism is a methodology that ends suffering & problems. In MN 29, while Buddhism is described as ...
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Where does Buddha mention about Sanatana dharma (Hinduism)?

sanantana adjective primeval; old; eternal Doing a quick search, the Pali word 'sanantana' appears to be found rarely in the Pali suttas. Apart from being used in references to the Vedic ...
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Someone told me Buddha copied almost everything from Brahmanism, how accurate is that?

Dyana meditation is basically keeping your focus on one object. Various forms of it can be found in many religions. There's nothing exceptional about it. Even christians/muslims praying to a God is a ...
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Someone told me Buddha copied almost everything from Brahmanism, how accurate is that?

Prior to the Buddha (born 563 or 480 BCE), was the historical Vedic religion (1750 - 500 BCE), followed by the shramanic movement (500 - 200 BCE), and the beginnings of the Upanishadic movement within ...
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How do I refute the claim that the Buddha was actually preaching Vedanta?

This is a modified version of the answer that I posted on Hinduism.SE comparing the Buddhist Madhyamaka (by Nagarjuna) and the Hindu Advaita Vedanta (by Adi Shankara). Usually, the emptiness in ...
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Buddha's relation to Hinduism

'Hinduism' did not exist when the Buddha was alive, as follows from Wikipedia: This "Hindu synthesis" started to develop between 500 BCE and 300 CE, after the end of the Vedic period (1500 to 500 ...
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Ṛta, ritual and Buddhism

Clinging to rites and rituals It is mis-belief in something miracle and shortcut. It is mis-belief in worshipping the creator or god can bring the worshipper's liberation/salvation. It is something ...
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Did the Buddha make any reference to Krishna and Gita?

In fact, the Buddha's karma philosophy and the notion of 'skillful karma' ( performing actions as duty without getting attached to it) seem to be too close to Krishna's karma yoga philosophy to find ...
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Is there a connection between Lord Buddha & Hinduism?

When Gotama was alive, Hinduism did not even exist. The religion of the Brahmans at that time is best called Brahmanism. The Pali suttas show the Buddha knew about the Four Vedas of Brahmanism. Both ...
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Is there a connection between Lord Buddha & Hinduism?

There is no connection between Buddha and hinduism. Buddha the awaken and intelligent had denied Vedas and the brahmanas which were the main religious books of Hindus saying that it was not based on ...
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In what ways are the Advaita concept of 'Nirguna Brahman' and the Buddhist concept of Buddha Nature similar and different?

One short paper that compares and contrasts Vedanta and Buddhism is Acharya Mahayogi Sridhar Rana Rinpoche's essay "Madhyamika Buddhism vis-à-vis Hindu Vedanta". When we compare the Advaita ...
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Did Gautama Buddha endorse the caste system?

Did Gautama Buddha endorse the caste system? Of course not. There's a whole chapter in the Dhammapada where it shows what qualifies one as a brahman. None of them use high birth or high caste as the ...
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What puts together composites according to Buddhism?

The word 'sankhara' has many different meanings. It can mean: "conditioned thing' (something made from causes & conditions; AN 3.134; Dhp 277; SN 22.90) "conditioner' (a condition that conditions/...
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What is the difference between Buddhism, Hinduism and Solipsism?

Solipsism is not a religion or philosophy. It's just a speculative idea: "hmm how do we know the world we experience actually exists? What if our senses and minds are fooling us and nothing else ...
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Did buddha said anything about upanishad?

The Upaniṣads were probably composed or in-composition during the Buddha's time, but it can be argued that they were not yet "mainstream" thought. If you go through the dating of the ...
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Did the Buddha ever mention the Upanishads or the Vedas?

there were only 3 parst of the vedas during and before buddha, they were samhita,brahmanas and aryankas. upanishads were later added by interpolating buddhist philosophy to save vedic religion from ...
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Can one follow Hinduism and Buddhism at the same time?

I cannot provide my own answer to your question. However, since most answers here are in the No camp, I thought I’d mention a famous proponent of the Yes camp, S.N. Goenka who believed that one can ...
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Can one follow Hinduism and Buddhism at the same time?

Here are some differences between Buddhism, and Hinduism and Jainism: The middle way between eternalism and annihilationism (both Hinduism and Jainism subscribe to eternalism of the self) - see this ...
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Can one follow Hinduism and Buddhism at the same time?

Your question already implies differences in practice between your variation of Hinduism and what Buddhism you have practiced. On these issues you will have to choose. When it comes to doctrine too, ...
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