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nagaseeker

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Bihar: Around 1,700 Hindus convert to Buddhism
« on: January 07, 2015, 05:51:16 AM »


Patna: Around 1,700 Hindus in Bihar have embraced Buddhism citing the religion's emphasis on unity and no discrimination among its followers, an official said Monday.Of these, 1,200 belong to Bainkathpur and Kudarbagha villages in Saran district, about 80 km from here, said a district police official.The conversion took place Saturday and Sunday, the official added.According to the official, most of those converted to Buddhism were dalits and mahadalits and have been facing social discrimination in day to day life.After converting to Buddhism, they said they have chosen the new religion for its stress on unity and no discrimination among its followers, the official said.On Saturday, 500 Hindus embraced Buddhism in the state's Gaya district.
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Re: Bihar: Around 1,700 Hindus convert to Buddhism
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2015, 10:32:09 AM »
So proud that other religion find faith in within Buddhism and see it as a religion that unite all and do not discriminate. I'm proud to be one of the lucky ones that have the chance to be related with Buddhism in this lifetime.