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#1118 - January 31, 2007 06:03 PM Are Sikhs, Buddhists and Jains , Hindus ?
Niranjan Offline

Registered: January 31, 2007
Posts: 2
Loc: Trichur, Kerala, India
Swami Vivekananda says that Buddhists, Sikhs and Jains are Hindus . Check out the 'Complete works of Swami Vivekananda'.

Here are the common points shared by Hinduism and its sects Sikhism , Buddhism and Jainism.

1.All these religions see Om or omkar as a sacred word and is commonly used in the beginning of their mantras or sacred invocations. In Sikhism Om is called as Ik Onkaar .

2.All these religions believe in the existence of the soul and its rebirth in different bodies.

3. The ends or aim of all these religions is the liberation of the soul from the bondage of matter or Moksha. The Hindu Moksha and the Jain Nibbana and the Buddhist Nirvana is one and the same thing.

4.All these religions believe in the law of karma , or the law of cause and effect.

5. Vegetarianism is considered a virtue in all these religions.

#1119 - February 07, 2007 09:49 PM Re: Are Sikhs, Buddhists and Jains , Hindus ?
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Registered: February 07, 2010
Posts: 1030
Loc: KL
There are definately similarities between all these religions, which is not surprising as they all originated from the same land.

But that does not make them Hindus.

It is for the Sikhs, Buddhists and Jains to claim that they are Hindus. It is not for Hindus to include or exclude them. We really (should) have no opinions on this issue in this day and age.

In this day and age is because, in the past Hindu saints fought against these religions as being 'heretic'.

To be a Hindu, there must be a God, and worship of the God in the temple. This would be the minimum criteria.

#1120 - February 27, 2007 04:10 AM Re: Are Sikhs, Buddhists and Jains , Hindus ?
NIRANJAN100 Offline

Registered: February 27, 2007
Posts: 19
Here are quotes that show the relationship between Hinduism and Sikhism. This establishes the fact that Sikhism is a sect of Hinduism.
Ram katha jug jug atal
Sab koi bhakhat net Suragbas Raghuver kara
Sagri puri samet Jo en Katha sune aur gaave
Dukh pap tah nikat na aave
- Guru Govind Singh
(The story of Ram is immortal and everyone should read it. Ram went to heaven along with the whole city. Whoever listens to or sings His story, will be free of sin and sorrow.)

Kahaiya Hinduan daro na ab tum
Im likho pathon dil sain Guru Nanak ki gadi par
Ab hain Tegh Bahadur Unko jo Muhummadi kar lihoon
To ham hain sab sadar Arya Dharma rakhak pragatiyo hain
- Guru Tegh Bahadur
(Hindus, do not fear, Guru Tegh Bahadur is Guru Nanak's successor. If Muslims bother you, I'll take care of them. For I am the protector of Hinduism.)

Tin te sun Siri Tegh Bahadur
Dharam nibaahan bikhe Bahadur Uttar bhaniyo, dharam hum Hindu
Atipriya ko kin karen nikandu Lok parlok ubhaya sukhani
Aan napahant yahi samani Mat mileen murakh mat loi
Ise tayage pramar soi Hindu dharam rakhe jag mahin
Tumre kare bin se it nahin
- Guru Tegh Bahadur's reply to Aurangzeb's ordering him to embrace Islam.(In response, Shri Tegh Bahadur says, My religion is Hindu and how can I abandon what is so dear to me? This religion helps you in this world and that, and only a fool would abandon it. God himself is the protector of this religion and no one can destroy it.)

Sakal jagat main Khalsa Panth gaje
Jage dharam Hindu sakal bhand bhaje
- Guru Govind Singh
(The Khalsa sect will roar around the world. Hinduism will awaken, its enemies will flee.)

#1121 - February 27, 2007 04:11 AM Re: Are Sikhs, Buddhists and Jains , Hindus ?
NIRANJAN100 Offline

Registered: February 27, 2007
Posts: 19
The object of my posts is to foster Hindu-Buddhist-Jain-Sikh brotherhood and unity , based on the commonality of our religions teachings while at the same time maintaining our distinct identity. I believe that a Hindu should study not only the teachings of Hinduism, but also that of Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism as it is his heritage.
Just as Judaism, Christianity and Islam are grouped together as the Abrahamic faiths, Hinduism, Buddhism , Jainism and Sikhism are grouped together as the Dharmic faiths.


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