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Post by Burnin' Bunnies on 21st September 2015, 10:43 pm

"Also becoming increasingly prominent was yet another religious path---the way of devotion to one or another of India's many gods and goddesses. Beginning in south India and moving northward, this bhakti (worship) movement involved the intense adoration of and identification with a particular deity through songs, prayers, and rituals associated with the many cults that emerged throughout India. By far the most popular deities were Vishnu, the protector and preserver of creation and associated with mercy and goodness, and Shiva, representing the divine in its destructive aspect, but many others also had their followers. This proliferation of God's and goddesses, and their bhakti cults, occasioned very little friction or serious religious conflict. "Hinduism," writes a leading scholar, "is essentially tolerant, and would rather assimilate than rigidly exclude." This capacity for assimilation extended to an already-declining Buddhism, which for many people had become yet another cult worshipping yet another god. The Buddha in fact was incorporated into the Hindu pantheon as the ninth incarnation of Vishnu. By 1000 C.E., Buddhism had largely disappeared as a separate religious tradition within India."
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Post by Caprizant on 22nd September 2015, 3:31 pm

bunny are u following me we literally just learned this in world history today :U
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Post by Burnin' Bunnies on 22nd September 2015, 8:46 pm

Well, it was my WHAP textbook, so...
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Post by Greece on 22nd September 2015, 8:58 pm

Not even taking WHAP, but it sounds like my English class.
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Post by Caprizant on 22nd September 2015, 9:00 pm

*WHAPs nanna for following me* >:U
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Post by Greece on 22nd September 2015, 9:01 pm

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