Newly Discovered Shrine Pushes Back Date of the Buddha

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andrewcriddle
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Re: Newly Discovered Shrine Pushes Back Date of the Buddha

Post by andrewcriddle » Tue Nov 26, 2013 12:32 pm

It is a fascinating discovery but it does seem possible that it is a pre-Buddhist shrine later taken over by Buddhists.

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Re: Newly Discovered Shrine Pushes Back Date of the Buddha

Post by Clive » Thu Aug 21, 2014 10:32 am

Are there any Greek influences? Has anyone proposed that The Greeks meeting India caused Buddhism? Arguably the Septuagint caused Christianity, what else might the Greeks have done?
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Re: Newly Discovered Shrine Pushes Back Date of the Buddha

Post by Blood » Thu Aug 21, 2014 4:04 pm

Fascinating. Can't wait to read a more detailed report.
“The only sensible response to fragmented, slowly but randomly accruing evidence is radical open-mindedness. A single, simple explanation for a historical event is generally a failure of imagination, not a triumph of induction.” William H.C. Propp

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