Shaswata_Panja wrote:why have they gone extinct? History demands an answer
What is the Hindutvavadi/Hindū rāṣṭravādi answer to the Hindu role in Buddhism's demise in India. Islam played a part, but it certainly was not the only player.
Dunno but they are generally extremely favourable to any homegrown religion---even Carvaka...Veer Savarkar was a Carvaka...Dalai Lama is best pals/BFF with the Sangh Parivar and RSS...only a few days back he sung their praise...especially since RSS cadres also went up against the Chinese on their own free-will in 1962
Burmese once killed Hindus in the 50s I think....(Bengalis) ...it was not because of any doctrinal dispute or anti-Hinduism sentiments...it was because Bengalis were occupying the top jobs....So it was more of Burmese on Bengali violence rather than Buddhists on Hindu violence
when the Sri-Lankan civil war started out it was more of an ethnic violence.....but in the later stages of the war with Buddhist Bala Sena and all , Buddhism and Sinhalese racial pride were welded together....there was no corresponding rise in Hindu fundementalism because the LTTE was funded by Christian evangelists from all over the world with Christian Norway acting as the chief advisor...(The Top leadership of LTTE were wholesale Christian converts--suspicious and Sinhalese never ever fail to point this out...this is the reason why big parties never got behind LTTE in India)
So as I said violence between Hindus and Buddhists (but not because of doctrinal difference) have happened even 5 years back and Hindus were overwhelming losers then..are we crying up and down here about that? We are taking all of it sportingly
Why do you not see the tremendous losses suffered by Buddhism in the hand of Islam? Kabul was under Hindu influence during the the time of Shahis...but the rest 85-90% of Afghanistan was Buddhist...Big Chunks of Central Asia was lost to Islam, Western China (province of the Uyghurs) lost to Islam, NoKo lost to communism, SoKo lost to evangelical Christianity (that too in the pace of a few decades), Malaysia,Indonesia (behemoth of a country with equally rich Hindu and Buddhist past) lost to Islam, same for Brunei , East Timor and Philippines
Were Hindus responsible for wiping out of Buddhism in much of its former Geographical reach?
Now Muslims are making a surge in Burma and Christian evangelists in Thailand and Sri Lanka...if these three get wiped out then what will happen? Isn't it time to realize that for Buddhists Hindus are not the enemies and vice versa? Havenot Buddhist seen already the evil Western Christian designs for Buddhist women?
Western Christians with Bible in One Hand and the M16 rifle in the other have made Buddhist women of entire villages and towns as tourist pleasurers/sex-workers...many of them have become socially ostracized single mothers because of callous Christian men from the West....so many Christian NGOs are just fronts to supply and groom children of third World countries as abuse material for Catholic priests
In spite of all this..We are your greatest enemies...Even Baba Saheb Ambedkar said though he wanted to leave Hinduism, converting to a foreign religion like Islam will seriously threaten India's integrity...either he or Kancha Illeah took a million Dalits of the Mahar caste and first approached Sikhism...the Jat Sikhs for the fear of being outnumbered were a bit reticent though agreeing previously...then he chose Buddhism.....See what Baba Saheb had to say about Muslims and partition
I would rather have a 14% Buddhist population in India (the bare minimum ..it should be close to 50%) rather than 14% Muslim population..I think Ambedkar would also have preferred that
and if you are just trying to pull the legs of Hindus, let me return the favour?
Werenot it Buddhist priests who invited Muhammad Bin Qasim to invade Sindh in 712 AD?