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Book: Indian Religions

Chapter: Is Hinduism an Offshoot of Buddhism?

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.21447


This chapter highlights the fact that some Buddhist influence on the process of arising of the Hindu religious tradition is usually accepted. However, the magnitude of the Buddhist impact often goes unnoticed. The purpose of this chapter is to call attention to this magnitude.

Chapter Contributors

  • Knut A. Jacobsen ( - kjacobsen1)
  • Ninian Smart ( - Smart548676892)