Although He Had Sympathy with the Unfortunate and Suffering People, Isn’t It True That the Buddha Did Not Advise Them to Revolt against Their Rulers?

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True. The Buddha did not instruct people what action to take against their rulers, and although on the one hand, it may be said he advocated forbearance in real life since he mainly taught people how to eliminate their inner worries and attain deliverance and said to them that desisting from evil and doing wholesome deeds in the present world would bring happiness to future life as effect; on the other hand, his thought played a positive role in society at the time because he repudiated the theory of Brahamin theocracy, proclaimed the equal position of all beings and revealed the truth of impermanence of everything. (From Essentials of Buddhism: Questions and Answers)

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