On 11/28/2014 8:07 PM, sri...@ymail.com wrote:
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Buddha was every inch a Hindu - Koenraad Elst <https://bharatabharati.wordpress.com/2013/08/10/buddha-was-every-inch-a-hindu-koenraad-elst/>
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According to Professor Flood, there were no "Hindus" in the historical Buddha's time. /"The actual term Hindu first occurs as a Persian geographical term for the people who lived beyond the river Indus."/ The term Hindu then was a geographical term and did not refer to a religion.

Work cited:

Flood, Gavin (Editor) (2003). *The Blackwell Companion to Hinduism*. Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishing Ltd. p.6.

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