Re: [Pali] Buddha and the Greeks
- Some of the Greeks soldiers of Alexander remained in NW India and Gandhara, as well as in some parts of what is now northern Himachal Pradesh, Chamba, northern Pakistan and Afghanistan. Some converted to Buddhism. The first pictorial representation of the Buddha is due to Greek artists. On the other hand one can find in several Greek and Roman philosophies (stoïcism, epicurism, cynicism) features or themes that could link them to Buddhism, and other Indian schools of thinking.
--- On Fri, 2/18/11, ajatasatru@... <eeshomasheekha@...> wrote:
From: ajatasatru@... <eeshomasheekha@...>
Subject: [Pali] Buddha and the Greeks
Date: Friday, February 18, 2011, 8:43 AM
Friends, there is this fascinating and intriguing image of Buddha blessing an ascetic and one Greek scholar following him around. The image in stone is one of the treasured pieces of Taxila museum. I haven't come across any record of Buddha teaching the Greeks ! Does someone have an idea/explanation for it..? See the image at -
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