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Story of Buddha as god Vishnu avatar
The Buddha is seen as an avatar of the god Vishnu in Vaishnava Hinduism, although the Buddha himself denied that he was a god or an incarnation of a god. The teachings of the Buddha deny the authority of the Vedas and, consequently, Buddhism is generally regarded as a nastika (heterodox school) from the perspective of orthodox Hinduism.
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In the Puranic texts, he is mentioned as one of the ten avatars of Vishnu, usually as the ninth. Another important scripture that mentions him as an Avatar is the Brihat Parashara Hora Shastra of Rishi Parashara.
He is frequently explained as a yogacharya. His father name is Suddhodhana, which is consistent with the Buddhist tradition, while in some places the father of the Buddha is called Anjana or Jina. It is described as beautiful (devasundara-rupa), yellow skin and reddish brown or red clothes.
Only a few statements mention the worship of the Buddha, for example, the Varahapurana declares that whoever desires beauty should adore it.
He explained the four noble truths (Arya Satya) about suffering, its cause, its destruction and the path towards the elimination of pain. He was against the extremes of self-indulgence and self-mortification. A Middle Way that consisted of correct views, correct aspirations, correct discourse, correct behavior, correct livelihoods, correct effort, correct attention and correct contemplation was defended. He rejected the authority of the Vedas, condemned ritual practices, especially animal sacrifices, and denied the existence of gods.
The Buddha is described in important Hindu scriptures, including almost all the main Puranas. It is considered that "not everyone refers to the same person: some refer to other people, and some cases of" buddha "simply mean" a person who owns Buddha ", most of them, however, refer specifically to the founder of Buddhism, he is portrayed in two roles: to preach atheistic Vedic views to restore the Dharma and to criticize the sacrifice of animals.
To deceive the demons, he [the Lord Buddha] stood on the path in the form of a child. The fool Jina (a demon), imagined him as her son. Thus, Lord Sri Hari [as avatara-buddha] deceived Jina and other demons by means of his strong words of nonviolence.
Then, at the beginning of Kali-yuga, with the purpose of confusing the enemies of the devas, [he] will become the son of Anjana, Buddha by name, in the Kikatas.
In many Puranas, the Buddha is described as an incarnation of Vishnu who incarnated to bring the demons or humanity closer to the Vedic dharma. The Bhavishya Purana contains the following:
At this time, remembering the Kali Era, the god Vishnu was born as Gautama, the Shakyamuni, and taught the Buddhist Dharma for ten years. In the first stage of the Kali era, the path of the Vedas was destroyed and all men became Buddhists. Those who sought refuge with Vishnu were deceived.
In real circles of the eighth century, the Buddha began to be replaced by Hindu gods in the pujas. This was also the same period of time when the Buddha became an avatar of Vishnu.
This view of Buddha as the avatar that primarily promoted non-violence (ahimsa) remains a popular belief among several modern Vaishnava organizations, including ISKCON.
In addition, there is the Vaishnava sect of Maharashtra, known as Varkari, who worships Lord Vithoba. Although Vithoba is considered to be a form of little Krishna, for many centuries it has been deeply believed that Vithoba is a form of Buddha. A lot of Maharashtra poets have openly talked about it as Buddha, even though a lot of neo-Buddists (ambedkaries) and some Western scholars tend to refuse this view.
Other well-known modern protector of Hinduism, such as Vivekananda, considers Buddha as an instance of the same universal truth that underlies religions.
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