I was browsing in a local bookstore recently and came across a reference to
the Upanishads in a small book on Buddhism. The following is
"Buddha disagreed with the underlying philosophy of these texts
[Upanishads], but he was in sympathy with their message that salvation must
be sought within, and could only come through a deep understanding of one's
As I understand it, the Upanishads are the main body of the
sacred writings of Hinduism and were written around 600-300 BCE.
the very gnostic principle that "salvation must be sought within, and can
only come through a deep understanding of one's nature" is common to
Hinduism; and the Buddha "was in sympathy" with this idea. I just thought
I'd share this with the group.
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