Skip to comments.Buddha's New Birthplace Discovered
Posted on 05/24/2004 2:26:44 PM PDT by blam
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How many of them will Kerry be accepting donations from???
And it's subsidiary,
A Prince Siddhartha bump.
You might be interested to know that Buddha's birth, activities, mother's name and birthplace are mentioned in the Bhagavat Purana, which was first set into writing around 3000BC, not long after the war recounted in the Mahabharat.
In another Purana (called the Bavishya Purana, about future events - Jesus and Mohammed are both mentioned, as well as Queen Victoria. That Purana is also from around the same time period, maybe a couple hundred years later.
Any religion whose followers DON'T slam planes into buildings or blow up buses is fine with me.
Sanskrit isn't even that old. You'll find the Purana is more recent.
According the Puranas themselves they are that old. It is only British Indologists who claim they are of recent origin, and they followed the Muslim invaders assesment of India, which is very biased. More recent scholarship is discovering a much more ancient time scale for not only Sanskrit but the entire Vedic culture.
There are descriptions in various Vedic texts of astronomical features that are incredibly ancient, described as viewed. One such stellar or planetary alignment has been found to be 26,000 years ago.
I will grant that it is pre-Roman, but whether it is even as old as Sumerians would take an amount of guesswork. Hope the Pakis leave something for future archeologists to dig up along the Indus. I suspect we don't know 1% of what could be known of those times, not even which aeon things belong to.
Last year (?) on FR there was an article about the discovery of ruins of a city under a bay on the eastern side of India, and the estimated age was 9500 years ago. Blam probably remembers it. There were (IIRC) shards, outlines of walls, whole houses and buildings (the lines where walls had been) timbers, and so on.
Yes. If they can find who lived there it would be fantastic, and possibly surprising.
I'll cast my vote for the 3,000BC date.
Here it is (see post #18 for possible writing), I'll post links to a couple more too.
Look for this to become the newest Muslim holy site.
"a city under a bay on the eastern side of India, and the estimated age was 9500 years ago. Blam probably remembers it"
Some of us are getting pretty old, but come on!
Those were the good 'ol days.
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