Disappearance of Buddhism in India


In the early 12th century Buddhism started to disappear and faded from the faces of India.


Many theories were proposed by many scholars on the decline of Buddhism in India. These scholars proposed many causes which revolve around the influence of various internal and external influences. Some popular causes were the influence of White Nuns, the influence of Brahmanism on royal emperors.Influence of Brahmanism

Influence of White Huns

During the 5th century, the White Huns also known as The Hephthalites, were the nomadic people who were quite powerful in Central Asia. At that time, they conquered Bactria and Gandhara of India and destroyed a large part of Buddhist kingdom that flourished in the BactriaGandhara, and neighboring Buddhist Kingdom. The Chinese traveler who traveled India to learn more about Buddhism stated that the invasion of White Huns greatly influenced on the decline of SanghaBuddhist community in India.

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ශ්‍රද්ධා සම්පන්න සිවුවනක් වූ බුද්ධ ශ්‍රාවකයිනි…. ප්‍රග්ඤාාසම්පන්න බුද්ධි ගෝචර සිංහලයනි….

❇️“නමාමි බුද්ධං ගුණ සාගරනතං නමාමි ධම්මං සුගතේන දේසිතං නමාමි සංඝං මුණිරාජ සාව‌කං සත්ථා සදාහොන්තු සුඛී අවේරා” ✨❇️

ශ්‍රද්ධා සම්පන්න සිවුවනක් වූ බුද්ධ ශ්‍රාවකයිනි….
ප්‍රග්ඤාාසම්පන්න බුද්ධි ගෝචර සිංහලයනි….

තුසිත දෙවුලොව වැඩවසන මත්තට බුදුවන්නා වූ ආර්‍යමෛත්‍රීනාථ මෙත්බෝසතුන් පලමුකොට දෙදෙවු ලොවට අධිපති සක්‍රදේවේන්‍ඳ්‍රයානන් ප්‍රමුඛ වෛශ්‍රවන,දෲතරාෂ්ඨ,විරුඩ විරෑපාක්ශ සතරවරම් දෙවුරජුන් සිහිකොට…
හෙලදිව සිරි සම්බුදු සසුන සුරකින සිරි උපුල්වන් සුරිඳුන් මෙනෙහි කොට……
දීපේන්ද්‍ර මහ දෙව් රජුගේ අණ මුදුන්පත් කර මෙසේ පවසමි.

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Did Christianity exist in ancient Sri Lanka?

Did Christianity exist in ancient Sri Lanka?By Rajitha WeerakoonThe discovery of a Nestorian cross engraved on a rock in Anuradhapura and another unearthed in Sigiriya some years ago led Prof. Senarath Paranavitana to speculate whether Kasyapa and any other Lankan kings were Christians and whether the crosses had been erected at Christian burial grounds.

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Christmas in early Sri Lanka:

nestorian cross anuradhapura


Mr. Andrew Scott’s article under the above caption in The Island, 26th December, is based on hearsay and conjecture.
Many are driven to conclude that Christians lived in Anuradhapura in ancient times because of a sunken Relief Cross 2.7/8″ x 31/4″ discovered in the citadel of Anuradhapura by E F Eyreton, the Archaeological Commissioner in 1912. The Cross was found on a square pillar which had been re-used as material for later building.

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(The West) Eyes Wide Closed: Revisiting Tamil Tiger massacres in Sri Lanka

Washington, D.C. 01 March (Asiantribune.com): Fri, 2013-03-01 13:12 — editor

The term “ethnic cleansing”, incorporated into the English dictionary in 1990s has been extensively used by the international media in relation to the Yugoslav wars and has become a popular phrase from 1992 on-wards.LTTE Terrorists drove a lorry packed with explosives through roadblocks and set off a huge truck bomb outside the Sri Lanka’s holiest Buddhist shrine in central Kandy, killing 13 people and wounding 23. Two toddlers were among the dead. The temple, which houses a sacred tooth of Lord Buddha suffered serious damage from the bomb blast.

There is no formal legal definition of ‘ethnic cleansing’. A broad generalization, however, refers ‘ethnic cleansing’ as forcible deportation of a population and an act of crime against humanity, under the statutes of both International Criminal Court (ICC) and the International Criminal Tribunal.

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The Archbishop of Canterbury owes Hindus an abject apology – Swami Devananda Saraswati

Posted on Oct 15, 2010 by VOI

The Lord Archbishop of Canterbury Dr. Rowan Williams, England’s first citizen after the Royals, is on a working  tour of India since Oct. 9th. His primary business is church business and consolidating church interests in India. He probably will not visit Khajuraho and the Taj Mahal. But he does intend to visit St. Thomas Mount in Chennai.

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LTTE Terrorism-Church Links – Can someone explain these photos?

Shenali D Waduge

The following photos are alarming and raises more questions than answers. Who can explain the connection? There were many Church-based NGOs operating in the North and East throughout the conflict. Many of them had their offices virtually next door to LTTE offices. Audit the monies sent to these organizations throughout 30 years and evaluate against what they had done against what their websites and reports claimed they did. What were they really upto in the North and East when LTTE was running a defacto state using LTTE police, LTTE judiciary, LTTE courts, LTTE schools, LTTE teachers, LTTE curency…? Who can answer?

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Christian denigration of Buddhism and conversion of the vulnerable – J. Goonetilleke

Creating violence and then moralising is one of the WMDs used by the Christian church to destabilise native societies. The Karen rebels in Burma and Tamil Tigers of Sri Lanka were well supported by the Christian church. They were in the forefront supporting the Tigers internationally. Their propaganda machines depicted the war as a fight between Buddhists and Hindus. It was not unusual to use a caricature of a Buddhist monk with an AK-47 in one hand and a grenade in the other as a tool to denigrate Buddhism in articles written in western media. This was done with a view to reinforcing the western mindset that non-western religions are dangerous cults, barbaric, primitive, intolerant and aggressive. – J. Goonetilleke

Christianisation was the third force of colonialism as best expressed by Jomo Kenyatta, the late Kenyan leader, who said: “When the white man came he had the bible we had the land. Then he said ‘let us close our eyes and pray’. When we opened our eyes we had the Bible he had the land.”

Vatican Bank

This is further confirmed by the fact that every British aristocratic family had a lord, a bishop, a businessman in the City, and a landed proprietor, confirming the active part played by Christianity in the colonial system. The church was well and truly involved in the subjugation and exploitation of the people in the colonies, and also had financial interests in the colonial system. It is well-known that the first bank that dealt in multi-currency dealings was the Vatican, to bankroll the money it acquired from the various countries. Colonialism has now been overtaken by Neo-Colonialism, but the part played by the church has not changed. Exploitation can only be continued if the natural cohesion in societies is disrupted by groups aligned to foreign forces. This is the aim of conversion.

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සඟරුවනේ සමගිය සැපතකි

බුදුන් වහන්සේ බුද්ධත්වයට පත්ව මාස දෙකකට පසු එළඹි ඇසළ පුර පසළොස්‌වක පොහෝ දින බරණැස ඉසිපතනයේ දී පස්‌වග මහණුන් අරඹයා සිය ප්‍රථම දේශනාව සිදු කළහ. එහි දී ප්‍රථමයෙන් ධර්මය අවබෝධ කරගත් කොණ්‌ඩඤ්ඤ තවුසාණන්ගේ පැවිදිවීමත් සම`ග ආරම්භ වූ බෞද්ධ සංඝ සමාජය වැඩිකල් නොගොස්‌ම මහා සංඝ සංස්‌ථාවක්‌ බවට පත් විය. මානව නිදහස මෙන්ම චින්තන වීමංසන නිදහස ද අගයන බුදුදහම තුළ වූ යථාර්ථවාදී බව මෙන්ම ඒ තුළ වූ නැවුම් බව නිසාම බොහෝ පිරිසක්‌ බුදුදහම වැළඳගත් අතර එයිනුදු වැඩි පිරිසක්‌ සංඝ සමාජයට ඇතුළත් විය. ඒ අනුව සංඝ සංස්‌ථාව තුළ විවිධ කුල, ගෝත්‍ර, ආගම්, වර්ගවලට අයත් වූවෝ වූ අතර විවිධ භාෂා කතා කළ අය මෙන්ම විවිධ සංස්‌කෘතික ලක්‍ෂණවලින් යුතු වූවෝ ද වූහ. මේ නිසා සංඝ සමාජය පුළුල් වත්ම එය වඩා සංකීර්ණත්වයට පත් විය.

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