Tuesday, November 9, 2010

An obvious embellishment...

The cast of characters below is an obvious (and common) embellishment used to make a 12" story 10 feet tall. Historically, it is far more reasonable to assume that there were 125 followers - a huge crowd in that day and age.

Furthermore, regionally minted punch-mark coins that were specifically minted to support Buddha and his mission still exist today.
So, in his life, the Buddha had a huge following and monastery - numbering well over 100.

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Monday, November 8, 2010