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20 years of vipassana equals 9 months of yoga

edited November 2013 in Buddhism Basics
How compatible and in which way are they compatible? Hindu and Buddist .Where did it all start ?Hindu truths went into bhuddhism ?

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  • klmeer said:

    Hindu truths went into buddhism ?

    Yep, start with Hinduism, take out God and Soul, and hey presto, Buddhism. :D
    Chazblu3reelobster
  • Invincible_summerInvincible_summer Heavy Metal Dhamma We(s)t coast, Canada Veteran
    What does the title have to do with the question? I'm a bit lost.
    SabreDaltheJigsaw
  • klmeer said:

    How compatible and in which way are they compatible? Hindu and Buddist .Where did it all start ?Hindu truths went into bhuddhism ?

    There is no Hindu truth or Buddhist truth. Just the truth.
  • klmeer said:

    Hindu truths went into buddhism ?

    Yep, start with Hinduism, take out God and Soul, and hey presto, Buddhism. :D
    It's a bit more complex. I think - for example - they have different views on karma. In Hinduism (or Brahmanic tradition) they believe you can burn off negative karma through ascetic practises; but we don't do that in Buddhism.

    A good book which outlines the differences is

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Exploring-Karma-Rebirth-Nagapriya/dp/1899579613/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1383993054&sr=1-1&keywords=karma+rebirth

    It's a long time since I read it though. One phrase I remember from the book is that the Buddha 'put new wine into old bottles'.


    lobster
  • Tosh said:


    Yep, start with Hinduism, take out God and Soul, and hey presto, Buddhism. :D

    It's a bit more complex. I think - for example - they have different views on karma.
    Yes, I think there are some technical differences, but the basic principles look quite similar to me. In Hinduism there is moksha ( liberation from samsara ), which looks very similar to nirvana.
    I think the main point of departure is the Hindu idea of the union of Brahman and Atman, which doesn't seem to have an equivalent in Buddhism.

  • What does the title have to do with the question? I'm a bit lost.

    I don't understand this either??? Any explanation or how it ties in?
    Invincible_summer
  • LeonBasin said:

    What does the title have to do with the question? I'm a bit lost.

    I don't understand this either??? Any explanation or how it ties in?
    I don't know either, but maybe we should all start doing yoga.... :D
  • howhow Veteran
    20 years of vipassana equals 9 months of yoga

    Spiritual fractions?
    Invincible_summer
  • how said:

    20 years of vipassana equals 9 months of yoga
    Spiritual fractions?

    I think a Hindu would argue it's all yoga anyway.;)

    But yes, if there is some kind of voucher exchange scheme I might sign up. :p
    Invincible_summer
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