Buddha lived in Thailand

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rahula80
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Buddha lived in Thailand

Post by rahula80 » Sat Mar 20, 2010 5:39 pm

Hi,

Many years ago, I stumbled upon a website which claimed that the Buddha was born, lived and died in Thailand.

If any of you know of this website, can you send me the url.

Thanks,
Rahula

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Re: Buddha lived in Thailand

Post by bodom » Sat Mar 20, 2010 6:42 pm

That is factually incorrect. The Buddha is reported to have been born in Lumbini and raised in the small kingdom or principality of Kapilvastu, both of which are in modern day Nepal.

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Re: Buddha lived in Thailand

Post by gavesako » Sun Mar 21, 2010 9:22 am

There are apocryphal Jataka stories and chronicles written several hunded years ago in northern Thailand which talk about this. But it is obviously incorrect (similar to the stories of Buddha visiting Sri Lanka). You can visit a number of sites showing the "Buddha's footprint".
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Re: Buddha lived in Thailand

Post by Kare » Sun Mar 21, 2010 10:55 am

Huh? I thought everyone knew that the Buddha was born in Buddhapest! :mrgreen:
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Re: Buddha lived in Thailand

Post by plwk » Sun Mar 21, 2010 11:47 am

And my late grandma's neighbour insisted that He came from China... :rolleye:

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Re: Buddha lived in Thailand

Post by Kim OHara » Mon Mar 22, 2010 6:59 am

Kare wrote:Huh? I thought everyone knew that the Buddha was born in Buddhapest! :mrgreen:
:toast:
What else can I say?
I can't even speak a second language, let alone make a totally appropriate godawful pun in it.
:toast:

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Re: Buddha lived in Thailand

Post by Freawaru » Fri Mar 26, 2010 9:37 pm

plwk wrote:And my late grandma's neighbour insisted that He came from China... :rolleye:
You have to read the tipitaka in the Klingon original .... :jumping:

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Re: Buddha lived in Thailand

Post by cooran » Fri Mar 26, 2010 9:45 pm

Well, it would be really really good to know if he wore a Red or a Yellow shirt.
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Re: Buddha lived in Thailand

Post by DNS » Fri Mar 26, 2010 10:00 pm

plwk wrote:And my late grandma's neighbour insisted that He came from China... :rolleye:
Hotei often gets confused with being "The Buddha" but of course was a Chinese monk from the 10th century.

Many Sri Lankans claim that the Buddha visited Sri Lanka (Mahavamsa), but there is no evidence that he ever did.

Europeans have images and statues of Jesus as a blond or light brown haired, blue-eyed guy.

Ethiopian Christians have images of Jesus looking like an East African.

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Re: Buddha lived in Thailand

Post by Freawaru » Sat Mar 27, 2010 9:06 am

cooran wrote:Well, it would be really really good to know if he wore a Red or a Yellow shirt.
Good question... know what I think? The Powers That Be ended it all too soon. And then blaming poor Ananda's slack in burocratic number of petitions, I ask you! Ah, just give us one more season.... :tantrum:

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Re: Buddha lived in Thailand

Post by Sobeh » Sat Mar 27, 2010 9:53 am

cooran wrote:Well, it would be really really good to know if he wore a Red or a Yellow shirt.
A yellow shirt, because he never died on an Away Team mission off the ship, which as everyone knows is the common fate of red shirts...

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