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What crime did nalanda university ,the buddhist seat of learning commit that it and all its contents were raised to the ground by barbarians who had no love for man and his fruitful works ?amen. please answer.

Asked by Terence Gama, 23 May '08 09:00 pm
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It is not because of a crime by Nalanda. It was a sheer expression of fundamentalism and any material or moral loss is immaterial there. God forbids prayers for such elements as He commands that He won't hear such prayers. Let us just pitty them.
Answered by vinayan joseph, 23 May '08 09:17 pm

 
  
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You are mistaken in calling Nalanda a Buddhist seat of learning. Nalanda was the largest residential centre of learning that the world had ever known. The library was located in a nine storied building. The subjects taught at Nalanda University covered every field of learning. The courses offered at Nalanda included the study of scriptures of Mahayana and Hinayana Schools of Buddhism, Brahminical vedic texts, Philosophy, logic theology, grammer, astronomy, mathematics and medicine. Over two thousand teachers and ten thousand students crowded its portals. Kings and Emperors built Monasteries here. There was a college of fine arts which was endowed by the Gupta Enperor Kumaragupta. The remains carefully excavated at Nalanda reveals Stupas, a large stairway, decorated panels, lecture halls, dormitories for the monks and students, and metal idols of the Buddha. The main monuments found at Nalanda are the Viharas or Monasteries, chaityas, Stupas, Votive or Commemorative. There ar ...more
Answered by Shahryar Pax, 28 May '08 08:47 am

 
  
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Brahmanist assault on Buddhists The massacres and oppression perpetrated by Brahmanist zealots out of religious hatred for Buddhists in ancient times are a matter of the historical record. Yet, for reasons best known to themselves, Brahmanists have been trying to conceal the hideous, blood-stained record of Hinduism. The truth must be told. As the revival of Brahmanical Hinduism progressed, atrocities against Buddhists increased both in strength and in number. As Goyal [394] notes, "According to many scholars hostility of the Brahmanas was one of the major causes of the decline of Buddhism in India." The hatred poured out against Buddhists in Hindu scriptures offers ample evidence of this. To quote Goyal again [394-5]: "Yajnavalkya (I. 271-72) declares that the very sight of a Buddhist monk, even in dreams, is inauspicious. The Brhannaradiya-purana lays it down as a principal sin for a Brahmana to enter the house of a Buddhist even in times of ...more
Answered by peaceall, 26 May '08 12:26 am

 
  
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