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.
A Test of Religious Tolerance: Canadian Government and Jodo Shinshu Budhism
During the Pacific War, 1941-1945".
Dream of yourself making a retreat in the foothills of the Himalayas drawing upon the richness of Budhism
and Hinduism while living in an environment of a Catholic ashram near Kathmandu, Nepal.
The Balinese practice their own complex form of Hinduism influenced by Budhism
and native animism.