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Monday, November 25, 2013

Buddha May Have Existed 200 Years Earlier Than Previously Thought.

Agence France-Presse: Evidence of a previously unknown wooden structure unearthed at the Buddha’s birthplace suggests the sage might have lived in the 6th century BC, two centuries earlier than thought, archaeologists said Monday. 'This sheds light on a very very long debate' over when the Buddha was born and, in turn, when the faith that grew out of his teachings took root, said archaeologist Robin Coningham in a conference call - (click this link to read the full article).

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R. Sch. said...

I like your blog. Very nice posts. Yes, the Lumbini findings are highly interesting, and I am curious what they will find out. Still, as I wrote in a post on it, we will still have to be a bit cautious since no buddhologists or art historians were involved.

If it can be identified as a Buddhist shrine beyond doubt, then it will indeed constitute a new turn to the debate about the dating of the Buddha.


Thao Lam said...

I'm a Vietnamese Buddhist and I love too see a page like yours. People believe or not, it isn't important to Buddhism. What Buddha taught is the TRUTH in the past, present and future! Sorry if my English is so bad! :-) Wish you have a peaceful life

Keith Williams said...

I agree with you Thao Lam. By the way, your English is perfect.

Nischhal Pradhan said...

The Lumbini findings have come to be a new revelation in Buddhist studies. Though it is not yet proven, it is another great finding for the archaeologists. Do we know if there are any Buddha statues found within the area?

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