Originally Posted by Black Man
The original/indigineous people on that part of the planet earth did not have religion, they had a way of life a Culture, not a religion.
The teaching of Buddha existed BEFORE hinduism and buddhism, both which are religions and religion is something that Buddha (none of them) didn't teach.
Hinduism again came with the ARYAN invaders from the WEST and the name ARYAN is the name by which the whites called themselves and when they came to that part of the planet, they brought a foreign religion called hinduism and with hinduism also came the caste system....white supremacy/racism! This happened around 1500 b.c.
Hinduism has early traces within the indus valley civilization, the original inhabitants of india, BEFORE the arrival of the Aryans. Hinduism is the ROOT, the neverending cycle of rebirth and eventual salvation (moskha), meditation and inner divinity are all original hindu concepts, buddhism branched off from hinduism, just like christianity did from Judaism.