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Did Buddha ever met Mahavir(Jain GOD)?

No. There is no known record of Gautama Buddha meeting Mahavira (also known as Nigantha Nataputta in the Pali Canon). Jains are known as Niganthas in the Pali Canon. It appears however that Mahavira ...
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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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How does the story of General Siha's Meal for the Buddha at Vaisali vindicate the Buddha?

Here is a version of the story as told by Ajahn Brahmavamso ("a British Theravada Buddhist monk"), in an an essay titled, What the Buddha said about eating meat: Once, a rich and ...
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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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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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Why are Buddhist monks not as extreme as Jain monks when it comes to non-violence?

Buddhist monks aren't practicing properly if they willfully commit bad karma to save time. Whatever practice is done in that saved time would be done on top of bad karma. The more bad karma a ...
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Can a monk choose to eat only an animal or plant that had died naturally?

This answer is based on the Theravada tradition. Please read The Bhikkhus' Rules: A Guide for Laypeople by Ven. Ariyesako, Bhikkhu Patimokkha by Ven. Thanissaro and DN 2 for details. A bhikkhu is a ...
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Can everything be explained as the result of Kamma or not?

This is a very good question. Ven. Thanissaro translated SN 36.21 as saying very clearly below that not everything that happens to us is caused by that which was done before. The sutta gives examples ...
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Did Buddha ever met Mahavir(Jain GOD)?

In the Buddhist scriptures there are references to the Buddha or one of his disciples meeting and debating with Jains. In virtually every instance the Buddha or one of his disciples wins the debate ...
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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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Why are Buddhist monks not as extreme as Jain monks when it comes to non-violence?

Mahavira aka Nigantha Nataputta, the founder of Jainism, taught that physical karma is more blameworthy than mental karma. The Buddha however, taught that all karma begins from the mind, thus it is ...
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Jainism vs Buddhism: did Buddhism borrow from Jainism?

Jainism is different mainly in the following facts: 1) It is what the Buddha described in his first sermon as 'the extreme of self torment/denial'. Henceforth it is to be rejected as not fitting for ...
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Did Buddha ever met Mahavir(Jain GOD)?

It appears that Mahavira was a slightly older generation, not quite contemporary. Wikipedia says, It is believed that Mahavira was born in early part of the 6th-century BC ... He preached for 30 ...
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Can one follow Hinduism and Buddhism at the same time?

You may get close, but so long you believe in the concept of an everlasting soul (i.e atman), you will not achieve what the Buddha called the ultimate cessation of suffering, because of the clinging ...
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Can one follow Hinduism and Buddhism at the same time?

In order to answer these questions, you need to understand the Dhamma Differences in Hinduism and Buddhism. In DN1/ Digha Nikaya 1, Buddha expounded the differences between the dhamma that he teached ...
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How can anyone who hasn't realised the truth, claim that Mahatma Buddha or any other person in history realised God or the Truth?

As to your title question, MN27 - http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/mn/mn.027.than.html gives an account how every achievement before Nibbana, is no thing more than a clue as to the accuracy of ...
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How can anyone who hasn't realised the truth, claim that Mahatma Buddha or any other person in history realised God or the Truth?

Wisdom and the faith inspired by it is 3 folds: what is learned what is logically deduced what is experienced Until you have experienced you will not know for sure. The real truth is revealed to ...
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How can anyone who hasn't realised the truth, claim that Mahatma Buddha or any other person in history realised God or the Truth?

The truth of the Buddha is the method to end suffering. When a person tests the method & it works, they know the truth of the method, similar to when medicine is effective in curing in a sickness. ...
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How does the story of General Siha's Meal for the Buddha at Vaisali vindicate the Buddha?

I like the next wiki page on buddhas diet (which even mentions siha story discussed here ) which shows that even if the buddha did eat meat (and its not 100% sure) it was very rare : http://www....
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How does the story of General Siha's Meal for the Buddha at Vaisali vindicate the Buddha?

Just to complement Chris' response, the sutta which i think is the final authority with regard to Buddha's position on meat consumption is Jivaka sutta (MN 55)
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