Buddha and Vishnu Avataars in The Sri Vaishnava Forum Posted December 4, 2010 · Report reply A close study of two early texts in Buddhism and Brahmanism show that Buddha and Vishnu are two separate beings. What Texts?.Buddha's teachings have nothing to do with God(s). In the Maha-samya Sutta there was an occasion when the devas from almost all the planes came to see the Buddha There is no such sutta taught by Buddha. The Venhu Sutta shows Vishnu as one of the young devas who came to visit and talked with the Buddha: Again no such sutta taught by Buddha. According to "Hinduism and Buddhism An Historical Sketch", Sir Charles Elliot who was a British diplomat mentioned that this correlates with the Rig Veda text before Hinduism started. Both texts mentioned that Vishnu and Shiva are minor deities instead of the Lords of the Universe as popularly known by worshippers: Lord Vishnu is the one who gives names to all devas.There are innumerable threads in indiadivine threads showing quotes from rigveda. The Pali Pitakas frequently introduce popular deities , but give no prominence to Vishnu and Siva. They are apparently mentioned under the names of Venhu and Isana, but are not differentiated from a host of spirits now forgotten. ….The suttas of the Digha Nikaya in which these lists of deities occur were perhaps composed before 300 B.C. "- Sir Charles Elliot Sir elliot has a problem reading scriptures.Dieties are irrelevent in Buddhas teaching. The maitthreya buddha and all such extra literature are NOT recognised as Buddha teachings. Which pali cannons?. Another nonsense.Buddha consciously refrains from mentioning God(s).Buddha delinks creator to life all together.