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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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Are these translations of the Sutta Nipata correct?

The quotes may be real, but their translation is probably not. Sanskrit (and Pali) root "ved-" stands for gnosis, knowledge, understanding. The name of Vedas comes from the same root, they are ...
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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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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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Why Buddhists generally uses OM?

Since the Chandogya Upanishad was written a few hundred years before Gautama Buddha, there's no doubt that OM is older than the Buddha. It doesn't matter whether it's a hundred years older or a ...
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Are these translations of the Sutta Nipata correct?

Please refer to the Introduction to the Sutta Nipata given here - https://www.dhammatalks.org/suttas/KN/StNp/introduction.html The Three Vedas were ancient religious texts that constituted the ...
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Do Buddhist texts record or comment on the then-prevalent varna or caste systems?

Regardless of the type of caste one is in, all have an equal opportunity to become enlightened. From the Gihi Sutta: In the same way, wherever one is born among human beings — noble ...
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Do Buddhist texts record or comment on the then-prevalent varna or caste systems?

Straight forward answer is Buddhism never accept caste system or the color. In "Wasala suthra" (as I remember the name) Lord Buddha has clearly mentioned that, a person doesn't become noble by his ...
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Apologetics and Upanishads

There's the Milinda Panha. It records a dialogue between the Buddhist sage Nāgasena, and the Indo-Greek king Menandernda_Panha). English Translation available here. It's not considered a core text by ...
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What are Buddhist arguments against Vedic validity because of its authorlessness?

This excerpt from DN 13 may answer your question sufficiently. “Well, of the brahmins who are proficient in the three Vedas, Vāseṭṭha, is there even a single one who has seen Brahmā with their own ...
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What are Buddhist arguments against Vedic validity because of its authorlessness?

A large section of the Tattvasangraha is devoted to arguments for and arguments against the reliability of the Vedas. The Tattvasangraha by the 8th century Buddhist Shantarakshita is an eight-century ...
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Why Buddhists generally uses OM?

ॐ is from संस्कृतम् Sanskrit, which was likely written in some form from c.1500BC & earlier; it was used, or whats sometimes called a preVedic form, before The Mahabharata & RigVeda, c. 800BC ...
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Are these translations of the Sutta Nipata correct?

As people have commented here, the Buddha used the same term prevalent at that time but gave his new interpretations. In these cases too, he was using brahmanical words setting a new bar for them from ...
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Someone told me Buddha copied almost everything from Brahmanism, how accurate is that?

About the core unique teachings, the suttas report the Buddha saying: Pubbe ananussutesu dhammesu cakkhuṃ udapādi, ñāṇaṃ udapādi, paññā udapādi, vijjā udapādi, āloko udapādi Vision arose, ...
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Someone told me Buddha copied almost everything from Brahmanism, how accurate is that?

Someone (I forget who -- Paul Carus perhaps) drew an analogy with Christianity -- saying that Buddhism is a reformation of Brahmanism, like Christianity is a reformation of Judaism. In my opinion, the ...
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Do Buddhist texts record or comment on the then-prevalent varna or caste systems?

When people joined the Buddha's Sangha or monastic community, they lost their former worldly caste status, as follows: Just as the mighty rivers on reaching the great ocean lose their former ...
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Does the Buddhist text Alankarabuddhi still exist?

This may be a "lost in translation" issue. The term "alankar" usually refers to an instrument or ornament. It also refers to a ritual of rhythmic clapping in Tala. Since the Sutras are traditionally ...
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Did Buddhism oppose Vedic religion?

The Buddha taught a different doctrine to the Vedas but did not "oppose" the Vedas. MN 95 says: Sirs, the recluse Gotama holds the doctrine of the moral efficacy of action, the doctrine of ...
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