Historical Buddha

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Historical Buddha

Postby clw_uk » Sat Feb 21, 2009 10:32 pm


Is there any historical evidence for Lord Buddha outside of the pali canon and Ashoka's Edicts? Is there any record of him in other religions, for example the pali canon has a record of Mahavira, so do any of tha jain texts contain any reference to Lord Buddha, or even hindu texts?

Any info would be appreciated


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Re: Historical Buddha

Postby jcsuperstar » Sat Feb 21, 2009 11:09 pm

there are jain and hindu material that talk about buddhists, and some of the famous students of the buddha, im not sure about the buddha himself though.
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