Why Buddhism Is Catching On In The Land Of Its Birth
- Appeals to the rational urban Indian fed up of organised religion and its rituals
- Provides a moral and ethical framework suitable to modern times
- It’s highly individualistic, not requiring you to bow down to any god
- Makes you responsible for your own happiness
- It provides a community and support system to fill a vacuum in city life
***Not perhaps since Buddhism's heyday, some 2,200 years ago, did such a power crowd gather to pay their tribute to Gautama Buddha in the land of his birth. Among the 6,000 of India's well-heeled and well-connected who assembled at the opening of the country's grandest monument in recent times to the Buddha—the Rs 100-crore Global Vipassana Pagoda, "the largest dome in the world"—in Mumbai's Gorai island last Sunday were the President, a governor, several central and state ministers, an industrialist, a media baron and the...