Kindly be patient while you read the slides. THE PERSON CONCERNED IS IMPORTANT AND NOT THE CASTE AND SO WAS THE LORD BUDDHA. Buddha’s real name was Siddhartha Shakya and belonged to Suryavanshi Shakya caste of Kshatriyas. Don’t you think Rajputs and Chhatriyas are just synonyms. Buddha was the first to reason and dialogue with the common people to make them realize and condemn the irrationality of caste discrimination, the futility of religious rituals and the barbarism of ritual animal slaughter (yajina). The  mission one leads is much more important than the caste which one belongs to. In the earliest strata of Pali Buddhist texts, especially in the first four Nikayas, only the following seven buddhas, called The Seven Buddhas of Antiquity (Saptatathāgata), are explicitly mentioned and named: 1. Issue of Scheduled Caste Certificate to migrants from other States/UTs (size :3.85MB) . thanks. Thanks for understanding. Buddha himself is considered as Ninth avatar of Hindu god Vishu in Hindu Puranas. 1,01,714 houses will be constructed in various cities across Maharashtra. In Myanmar, Shakyans are descentants of the legendary King Abhiraja Shakya. The Chief Minister of Maharashtra has announced Ramai Awas Yojana (RAY) for poor families from Scheduled Caste & Nav Baudhaa. We will list them here with their original numbers but regrouped in two categories. Since the 1950’s, millions of low caste and outcaste people in India , following the example of their leader Dr. Ambedkar, have converted to Buddhism to escape the indignities of the Hindu caste system. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. gautam buddhas thoughts on indian caste system Gautama Buddha, also known as Siddhārtha Gautama, Shakyamuni Buddha, or simply the Buddha, after the title of Buddha… According to Buddhist tradition, after several years of mendicancy, meditation, and asceticism, he awakened to understand the mechanism which keeps people trapped in the cycle of rebirth. While Shudras, Chandalas, etc are put under the profane & impure category, Brahmans and Kshatriyas have been declared to be the purest & superior castes. The Koli Community Calls Lord Buddha As Koli Prince. Prithviraj Chauhan/Sanyogita–forcing sex oriented ugly thoughts. The Buddha and Caste. According to Garuda Purana (1.86.10-11), Buddha is the ninth avatar of lord Vishnu; Rama and Krishna were seventh and eighth avatars respectively. Caste system is designation with permanent reservation. Only a very few Shakyans actually converted to Buddhism. Gautam Buddha belonged to Shakya caste of Kshatriya varna. Kshatriyas were the warrior clans in Hindus. The Buddha criticized the caste system on several grounds. Vrihadbala / Brihadbala. Buddhists according to RS Sharma “gave Kshatriyas the top place in the [Varna] system”. The category is based on caste not of religion. Cannot load blog information at this time. Here are the Buddha's most famous words regarding caste: "Birth makes no Brahmin, nor non-Brahmin, makes; it is life's doing that mold the Brahmin true. so Now, i am coming to the point so please don’t compare with caste of Lord Buddha, he was the only person who gave peace to whole world from the caste and some others things…. The Śākyas formed an independent republican state, known as Sakya Gaṇa-rājya. Those who aspire to honestly persue Budhism are the ones who practice equality based on a cause and not the caste. As the caste is based on the birth. Gautama According to tradition, these seven buddhas are a bridge between two kalpas: the vyūhakalpa ("glorious eon") and the bhadrakalpa ("fortun… This is the reason why Buddha is known as Gautam Buddha. The claim that different castes have different abilities and personalities is not born out by experience and is thus invalid (M.II,150; Sn.116). According to Indian mentality , i am going to tell you a truth, Shakya Caste is the only caste in this world who gave a very large religion to the world, this religion is not have in India only whole world are following, i want to tell you some truth……. 151). The Śākya capital was Kapilavastu (Pāli: Kapilavatthu) lies near to the India-Nepal border of present-day Uttar Pradesh state of India. Born around 6th century B.C., Gautam Budha was a Kshatriya, more popularly known as Rajputs and being son of king Siddodhan, his upbringing took place in Shakyan traditions as his father was of a Shakya sect amongst Kshatriyas … The claim that it was ordained by God is no more than a myth (Majjhima Nikaya 2. Submitted by radha.name on Thu, 16/11/2017 - 10:46 . 150; Sutta Nipata 116). The American/British readers who are not much aware of Hindu religion can just keep in mind that Hindus are divides into 5 varnas or castes: Brahmins (priests), Kshatriyas (warriors/kings), Vaishyas (merchants), Shudras (common people) and Dalits (untouchables). Sri Lanka’s monastic sects are all divided along caste lines. As Gautama Buddha founded a new religion and abdicted the throne, so the lineage continued with his son Rahula. Gautama Buddha, the “Compassionate One,” holds the office of Lord of the World (referred to as “God of the Earth” in Revelation 11:4), hierarch of the etheric retreat at Shamballa (over the Gobi desert), where he sustains the threefold flame of life for the evolutions of Earth. Shakya people form a strong caste and community in Nepal, Sri Lanka and Myanmar and some Shakyas are also live in Japan, South Korea, China, Singapore etc. According to Garuda Purana (1.86.10-11), Buddha is the ninth avatar of Vishnu. The status of Kshatriyas during Vedic period was considered highest but later Brahmins took an equivalent or maybe a slightly higher status due to their priestly and spiritual duties. Buddha created the revolution with love, non-violence and tenderness. The name is derived from the Sanskrit word śakya which means “the one who can”. The Buddha added that, ‘Not by birth is one an outcast; not by birth is one a brahmin (noble one). Caste (vaõõa) is the Hindu belief that humans were created by Brahma as four distinct and different types; priests (bràhmaõa), warriors (khattiya), merchants (vessa) and labourers (sudda). In if Brahman were present before chanakya then why they were not effective in Nand dynasty. That it was customary, in addressing the individuals in question, to use not the kula name (Shakya) but gotra (Gautama), shows how high a value was set – precisely in the ranks of Khattiya (Kshatriya) – upon membership in one of the ancient gotras. ( Log Out /  Born around 6th century B.C., Gautam Budha was a Kshatriya, more popularly known as Rajputs and being son of king Siddodhan, his upbringing took place in Shakyan traditions as his father was of a Shakya sect amongst Kshatriyas ruling Kapilvastu. The Buddha said: ‘Without righteousness, all castes can go to purgatory. « Avenues, https://groups.google.com/d/msg/shakya-caste-and-kingdom/gBPtWUl0fCY/N-l3rvxqBgAJ, Follow Avenues:>Muchbeyondhorizon on WordPress.com. Read book “1 master 99 slaves ” where it is proved. 148). By deeds is one a Brahmin.". The movement also rejected the teachings of traditional Theravada, Mahayana and Vajrayana traditions of Buddhism, and took an oath to pursue a new form of engaged Buddhism … The caste system engenders cruelty and suffering and is thus evil. My sincere thanks with a gratitude I owe you for your tangibly positive support.I wish your views are received well by others. Gautam Budha himself is referred to as Shakyamuni. The reason is that the Buddha in his many teachings never had told them to give up caste, e.g. According to this belief, the different castes should make their living in different ways, should not mix and should be treated differently. Born around 6th century B.C., Gautam Budha was a Kshatriya, more popularly known as Rajputs and being son of king Siddodhan, his upbringing took place in Shakyan traditions as his father was of a Shakya sect amongst Kshatriyas ruling Kapilvastu. Jayatilleke, 1958. All castes are pure if they act with righteousness.’ (Ja.VI,100). Gautam, because the Shakya caste belongs to Gautama gotra, which is actually a Brahmin gotra and Buddha means ‘the enlightened one’. From the Buddhist perspective, how people are treated, the respect they receive, the opportunities they have, even where they are reborn, should depend on their behaviour, not what caste they are born into. Certainly not a celebrity but do have inquisitiveness to know things, realise them and live them to the extent possible. Candidate must be from scheduled castes & Nav-Buddha; Candidate should be resident of Maharashtra state; Candidate should be 18 to 25 years age group; Candidate Height should be 165 cm for Men and 155 cm for Women; Male candidate must have 79 cm chest (The whole chest 84 cm) Candidate must have completed 12 th pass; Candidate should be healthy and able Mrinal pradhan is right.lord buddha teach us that there is no any caste instead of two caste.One caste of male and second is female.So I am proud to be a part of buddhism. My sincere thanks to you for your nice comment. My email address is: neelkanthshahi@gmail.com. lord buddha believed in caste system. Injustice created a Buddha and Buddha created revolution. This finds expression also in a verse which frequently recurs in Buddhist Suttas: “The Khattiya is regarded as the best among people who set a value on gotta”. By birth is not one a Brahmin. Suddodhana was the king of Shakya Republic. When a group of them requested to become monks, the Buddha ordained Upāli, a low caste barber, first, thus giving him a precedence that would require the others to bow to him. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. I came across your Which caste Lord Budha belonged to ? Since the 1950’s, millions of low caste and outcaste people in India, following the example of their leader Dr. Ambedkar, have converted to Buddhism to escape the indignities of the caste system. Lord Budha, ‘Light of Asia’ and most divine a figure, was never the one to be confined to a caste as the world as a whole was his domain and he was humanity incarnate. Thanks for comments. Was twice accorded with NATIONAL AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE by All India Freelance Journalists Association, Chennai (India). My sincere thanks. From Chinese Buddhist Encyclopedia. There is a variation in the Bhavishya Purana as Antariksha is stated to be descended from Sunakshatra as follows: Sunakshatra -> Kinnarashva -> Antariksha. My question is, was Lord Gautama Budda was an Aryan or Non-Aryan? This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. The important point to note here is that even though Buddha founded a new religion (Buddhism), still his family and most of the Shakya clan remained Hindu. Means after loss of porus and nand dynasty things changed. – Avenues website and wanted to let you know that we have decided to open our POWERFUL and PRIVATE website traffic system to the public for a limited time! “Buddha tells about the earlier Buddhas in the so called Mahapadana Suttanta – Great Sermon on the Legends.21 He refers to their membership of (high) caste as the first characteristic of their full enlightenment. Beyond the four castes are the outcastes (nīcākulā or vasala), those who have no caste and are considered beyond the pale of ordinary Hindu society. Your well meant comment is welcome. Caste is not practiced everywhere and thus must be a regional custom rather than a universal truth (Majjhima Nikaya 2. At the beginning of Kali-Yuga Brihadbala was ruling Kosala. His mother Maya was the princess of the Koliya kingdom of Devadaha. My sincere thanks with a gratitude I owe you for your tangibly positive support. Similar to Shakya caste, Lord Mahaveer, the founder of Jainism, was a Kshatriya but belonged to Kashyapa gotra which is also a Brahmin gotra from Maharishi Kashyapa, who was also one of the Saptrishis. Then Son of Buddha(Rahula) was a Brahmin so whole Shakyas should come in Brahmins but that’s a not truth only same peoples write Brahmins.The right thing is actually nobody can tell exact caste of Lord Buddha. ya sakshi,i am agree with you,nt nly gautam buddha,bt sri ram,sri krishna,pandavs,vikram aditya,maha rana pratap,prithvi raj chauhaan all were rajputs i am proud to be a rajput…as u do.. lord buddha didn’t believe in caste and yet nw you tell that you are proud to be from his caste……. kamma), not by which caste one belongs to. Prithviraj Chauhan/ Sanyogta–an appraisal on the feed back: Compassionate appointments in banks reintroduced: Compassionate appointments in Banks–what to do? every persons their own perception about caste..somewhere i heard that he belongs to a kurmi kshatriya caste…should i also need to be proud of my caste?…no body can come to know gautam buddha caste..so stop doing castiesm..if he belongs to rajput or other caste..so why we are not making statue in hindu temples with other lords. Certainly not a celebrity but do have inquisitiveness to know things, realise them and live them to the extent possible. When a group of them requested to become monks the Buddha ordained Upàli, a low caste barber, first thus giving him a precedence that would require the others to bow to him. The Caste Of Lord Budha Was Koli & Subcaste Was Shakya & Dynasty Was Ikshwaku. BY THE WAY DIFFERENT HISTORIANS HOLD THE VIEW THAT HE WAS A KCHHATRI. Almost all Marathi Buddhists belong to the Navayana tradition, a 20th-century Buddhist revival movement in India that received its most substantial impetus from B. R. Ambedkar who called for the conversion to Buddhism to escape a caste -based society that considered them to be the lowest in the hierarchy. I am presenting the view of the Buddha on the Caste System. They are not to indulge in erasing history. https://groups.google.com/d/msg/shakya-caste-and-kingdom/gBPtWUl0fCY/N-l3rvxqBgAJ. ( Log Out /  MY SINCERE THANKS FOR A RICH FEEDBACK PROVIDED BY YOU. In ancient days there was no traceability and outsider people took advantage of this. It is the most beautiful revolution in the history. गौतम बुद्ध का जन्म हिन्दू क्षत्रिय वर्ण की शाक्य जाति में हुआ था | भगवान् बुद्ध का नाम सिद्धार्थ शाक्य था | he borned in kshtriya .. .but they dont belive in castisioum.. 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