The sramanic influence on the dhamma seems obvious, but are there teachings in the Pali Canon which incorporate aspects of Brahmanism? I ask because I've long been intrigued by the wording used to describe Mundane Right View:
As I understand it, Brahmanism placed heavy emphasis on offerings and sacrifices, and it stressed filial bonds and continuation of the family line. Its goal was to secure happiness in this world and fortunate entry into the other world. Mundane Right View echoes such concerns. In general, the "householder" version of the Buddha's teachings seems to emphasize similar themes, although the prescribed methods are different.There is what is given and what is offered and what is sacrificed; there is fruit and result of good and bad actions; there is this world and the other world; there is mother and father; there are beings who are reborn spontaneously; there are in the world good and virtuous recluses and brahmins who have realized for themselves by direct knowledge and declare this world and the other world.
I guess "sacrifice" here does not refer to Vedic rituals. Still, the appearance of this term seems interesting -- also, the fact that the Buddha specifically mentions brahmins and recluses (sramana, I assume?) by name.
Anyone know more about this?