Sam Vara wrote: ↑
Mon Oct 22, 2018 12:48 am
Was Fuhrer the only person ever to claim that the Buddha was born in Nepal, and is all the evidence for a Nepalese birth thereby discredited?
Well, many things discredit Nepal birth. Some require knowledge of the Tripitaka perhaps the historians do not possess.
For example, all these rivers flow towards the east says the Pali Tripitaka.
However, they do not in Nepal/India. Here they flow towards the south.
The rivers flow to the East in the island as shown below. The old map with the rivers including the "Neranjana" here.
The "Ganges" river (Present day Mahaveli river) marked in Ptolomy map of the island flowing towards the East.
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