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On the trail of Buddha's disciples
India Express ^ | Friday, June 16, 2006 | Tarannum Manjul

Posted on 06/15/2006 10:24:41 PM PDT by SunkenCiv

The country may be busy celebrating the 2550th year of Buddha's Mahaparinirvana, but grey areas abound on how Buddhism spread across the globe after the first sermon at Sarnath. Which is why the state's archaeology department has finally decided to track the route taken by Buddha's disciples—Kumar Jeev, Kashyap and Matang— to spread his message of peace and harmony. The project, titled "The Buddha Sandesh Yatra", will span 11 countries. Beginning from Sarnath, the team will travel to Burma, Thailand, Malaysia, Cambodia, Vietnam, China, Pakistan, Uzbekistan, Afganistan, Pakistan and Tibet.

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TOPICS: History; Science; Travel
KEYWORDS: buddha; godsgravesglyphs; india

On the trail of Buddhas disciples

1 posted on 06/15/2006 10:24:44 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
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Just adding this to the GGG catalog, not sending a general distribution.

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2 posted on 06/15/2006 10:24:54 PM PDT by SunkenCiv ("A father is a man who expects his son to be as good a man as he meant to be." -- Frank A. Clark)
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