Critique of Buddhism by Advaita Vedanta



Published on Aug 5, 2016

Buddhism cannot be compared to Advaita Vedanta, why?

1) Because Buddhism is a philosophy, a belief system, an -ism. Vedanta is not founded by one person, nor is it a philosophy, belief-system nor an -ism.
Vedanta is simply a means of knowledge. Vedanta is just knowledge about your nature.

2) The NOTHINGNESS idea is illogical. It does not hold up to logical analysis. How does something can come out of nothingness?

3) No-self? How do you know that there is no-self? Does no-self know that there is no-self?
If everything is emptiness, if there is no-self, then how do you know it? How do I know what I don’t know and what I know?

4) Many teachings of Buddhism and Vedanta are actually very similar because Buddhism originated out of Vedanta. It is considered a heterodox teaching. Because it is a heterodox teaching, it misses out on many important teachings of Advaita Vedanta.

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. nobodynomind
    Sep 19, 2016 @ 12:22:59

    Buddhism and Advaita Vedanta are exactly the same in that they are both maps and neither is the experience of the location.

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  2. Alan Jack Ruskin
    Aug 07, 2016 @ 15:26:44

    Evidently you do not know about the Lotus Sutra, the highest teaching of Buddhism, which today is embodied in Nichiren Buddhism and the Soka Gakkai. Please do some research, you will learn that your views are outdated and incorrect. Feel free to contact me for further elucidation. Check out: SGI.org

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