Posted by darkenedtruth (22.214.171.124) on June 09, 2001 at 08:18:58:
In Reply to: Answer to Buddha born in Nepal (Who was he ? ) posted by Hajoor Nepali on May 08, 2001 at 09:46:48:
: There's always a limit to how much fact you are stating and how much false statement and thus misleading the world. This lady "Niru" claims there are more Buddhist than Hindu in Nepal. Does she have any substantial facts except her statement that supports the fact? Well I'm not a very religious person and I don't like to count the number, I go for what I like and what I see. But the level of lie this statement can create and is creating to an innocent mind is tremendous. This is the only reason that prompts me to write this. I'm sorry if by doing this I'm unintentionally hurting somebody.
: Nepal by constitution is a Hindu country that means if it had or has more Buddhist than Hindu then they can change the 'Hindu' word from their constitution. If you travel to Nepal you will find more Hindu temple and festivals than the Buddhist one.
I don't know about this. Most Hindu temples are concentrated in certain areas. Buddhist viharas are found more widely throughout the country.
Similarly you will meet more Hindu people in the street.
I don't agree. Maybe you go out of your way to meet Hindus?
>And Nepalís census shows that at least 8 in 10 are Hindu. >
Well the whole idea is that the census if flawed. It considers some people Hindu, who don't consider themselves Hindu and who don't practice Hinduism.
: The Gurkhas are world famous warrior and the West portrays it as a ruthless killing machine. If they are the Buddhist and were taught the Buddhist philosophy would it be possible to be so brutal in war?
That shows a very poor understanding of history. The Samurai also had many Buddhists!
>Think yourself. Your lifelong teaching would somehow and somewhere create some hesitation in you. Is that not so?
: And also Ms. Niru claims that Buddha was Mongol and later says that he is from Tharu clan. Why this ambiguity? Tharu is not a subgroup of Mongol; they were the only natives (indigenous) of Nepal. We know that at the time of Buddha Nepal was very much influenced by the Northen India and actually there were no hard and fast line drawn between what we now call Nepal and the northern Indian principalities. The people and their kings were in a way more of Indian origins than from any other. Those were the times for constant migration from one place to another.
: Mongols were inhabitants of the Northern Nepal and they still prefer the cooler and hilly part of the nation. Only in very recent time due to better economy they are migrating to the southern belt of Nepal. So I canít imagine a Mongol ruling Hindu people at the time of Buddha in Southern Nepal.
People similar to Tharu then.
Tharu are similar to the hill people. Enough said.
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