Therefore, to up-grade themselves and enhance their status the Dalits are either to accept Islam or Christianity, but the Indians like them to be the Budh, as they think that other than Christianity and Islam, Budhism
is a branch of Hinduism and is very close to it.
In his study of mysticism quoted above, Ben-Ami Scharfstein gives as examples Taoism and Zen Budhism
. The Taoists Chuang Tze and Lao Tze recommend that mysticism be accompanied by a light laughter, that is, not to be too much of mystic.
brought about a new way of life, thinking and a political culture based on Dasaraja Damma.
Both Hinduism and Budhism
are practised in the valley.
Case in point, what do we call the imaginative performance work of Puerto Rican auteur/director, Teo Castellanos, whose D-Project, a contemporary Dance/Theatre company based in Miami examines social issues through a ritualistic fusion of music, Zulu storytelling, Marori war dance, Yoruba chants, elements of Tibetan Budhism
, Butoh and Hip Hop break-dance vocabulary?
During his reign Sindh was influenced by Budhism
. Even today, the influences of Budhism
are found in Sindh.
This philosophy has been developed based mainly on Zen Budhism
and on the intuitive approach of achieving wisdom through physical training.
Islamic contact in Hindu Orissa or kalinga or Utkal dates back to 16th century, specifically 1568 AD Orissa being one of the ancient civilizations (It even finds mention in Rig Veda) has been ruled by many Hindu kings patronising Shaivism, Budhism
, Jainism and Vaishnavism.
This is likely to be more than a trivial resemblance since the Vajrayana Budhism
found in Tibet was also historically present in Central Java.
Can we reasonably expect all primary school teachers to be sufficiently familiar with Budhism
, Hinduism, Islam and Judaism--not to mention Christianity--to meet the desired objectives?
For example, the astamangalas--darpana (mirror), bhadrasana (throne), vardhamanaka (powder vase), kalasa (lull water vessel), matsyayugma (pair of fish), srivatsa symbol, nandyavarta (an elaborated swastika), and swastika meaning eight auspicious symbols frequently represented on Jaina ritual objects; and astangika--marga meaning Eightfold Path in Budhism
(Encyclopaedia Britannica, Micropaedia, Volume 1, p.