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March 24, 2004 Featured article candidate Promoted
April 11, 2006 Featured article review Demoted
July 24, 2006 Good article nominee Not listed
Current status: Former featured article
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Related move discussion[edit]

FYI Talk:Sigala (musician) In ictu oculi (talk) (talk) 20:33, 7 September 2017 (UTC)

Buddhism is not a religion[edit]

It is a philosophy. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 13:12, 20 May 2017 (UTC)

Philosophy/ religion, what is/are the difference/s? They only exist due to human existence. They are not like physics or maths which exist whether there are humans in this universe or not.2A00:23C1:C11A:D500:5087:8F3:FF98:2521 (talk) 21:18, 21 May 2017 (UTC)
Please provide evidence for the claim that maths and physics exist in the absence of humans in the universe. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 02:01, 23 May 2017 (UTC)
More importantly, what about Buddhism makes it not a religion? It incorporates belief in the supernatural, so right there it seems hard to disassociate it philosophically from religion. Chuck (talk) 22:59, 4 November 2017 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 5 September 2017[edit]

Buddhism is divided into two sects. One is Hinayana and the other one is Mahayana Tressseme456 (talk) 13:37, 5 September 2017 (UTC)

Not done: please provide reliable sources that support the change you want to be made. jd22292 (Jalen D. Folf) (talk) 13:48, 5 September 2017 (UTC)

Important Information nowhere in whole article[edit]

Should'nt we add line "Buddha was born in Royal Hindu Family" as I could't find it anywhere in article and some sources for my claim are

— Preceding unsigned comment added by GhostProducer (talkcontribs) 4 october 2017 (UTC)

No. From the article (emphasis mine):

...the Shakya community was governed by a small oligarchy or republic-like council where there were no ranks but where seniority mattered instead.

There was no such thing as "Hinduism" at the time of the Buddha; there was the Vedic religion, c.q. Brahmanism, but not the synthesis which is Hinduism. I suggest you don't do Google-searches which confirm your worldview, like Buddha born in Hindu family, but instead read some serious sources on Buddhism and the history of Hinduism. Joshua Jonathan -Let's talk! 17:58, 4 October 2017 (UTC)
Hindu Synthesis started from 500BC and Gautam was born on 483 BC in Hindu "Kshtriya" family. So there was Hindu Synthesis at the time of Buddha. GhostProducer (talk) 18:24, 4 October 2017 (UTC)
c. 500 BCE. Joshua Jonathan -Let's talk! 03:37, 5 October 2017 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── ?? What are you trying to say Please elaborate GhostProducer (talk) 06:12, 5 October 2017 (UTC)

That it's bullshit to state that the Buddha was born in a royal Hindu family. You're not interested in Buddhism, c.q. a factual portrayal of Indian history; nor in writing an encyclopedia; you're interest is in promoting Hindutva. Joshua Jonathan -Let's talk! 18:23, 5 October 2017 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 21 October 2017[edit]

In the section "Four Noble Truths - dukkha and its ending", second paragraph, first sentence ("The truth of dukkha..."), the quotation marks are mismatched. Add a quotation mark before "impermanent states and things", since there is one after it. Or, remove the quotation mark after "mundane world,". I'm not certain which is correct since I don't know the Four Truths myself. (talk) 18:23, 21 October 2017 (UTC)

 Done none of the mismatched quotation marks seemed necessary Eggishorn (talk) (contrib) 20:39, 21 October 2017 (UTC)

MOS section on articles Buddhism[edit]

Dear fellow Wikipedians, I have started a policy proposal to include into the Manual of Style for Wikipedia articles about Buddhism. Comments are welcome.--Farang Rak Tham (talk) 14:39, 6 November 2017 (UTC)

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