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Pantsy
12:40 PM on 09/17/2013
hey, dumb question. why does it matter where he was born?
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cuoi
I wish everyone happiness.
02:28 PM on 09/17/2013
What a fine question this is.
10:55 AM on 09/17/2013
Nepalese Hindus have treated the Buddhist as second class citizen throughout the history. Many of the jobs are closed for Buddhist as you have to be Hindus in Nepal. Over throw of Monarch has not much levelled of the right of Buddhist. Everything about Buddhism or Buddha is decided by Hindus be it in India or Nepal. The much touted and projected development at the birth place of Birth was done by Hindu Maoist Prachanda with the connivance of Beijing. As a result the Tibetan refugees in Nepal have been treated very badly since communist took over the Nepal.
04:01 PM on 09/17/2013
Hindu Maoist like Christian communist? Haha
04:05 PM on 09/17/2013
Buddha was born in Sakya Republic which doesn't exist anymore.
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rhetet
04:29 AM on 09/17/2013
Till the arrival of British research scholars of Asiatic Society in the 17th century nothing was known about the Buddha, although there were Buddhists who believed in oral tradition. . Prinsep was an editor of the Asiatic Society's journal, and therefore coins and copies of inscriptions were transmitted to him from all over India, to be deciphered, translated, and published. In a series of results that he published between 1836–38. It was Prinsep who discovered the existence of Buddha and Asoka.
The same is the case with Hinduism. All Hindu scriptures remained pneumonic. There were no manuscripts or printed books, for Hindu priests brainwashed gullible Hindus to believe that it was sacrilegious to produce manuscripts or books. But British scholars paid money to Brahmin priests to recite from memory Hindu scriptures, including the Ramayana and Mahabharata. Reciting from memory century old Scriptures will have many omissions and additions. There were multiple additions, especially after Christianity was introduced in Calcutta and also schools and colleges with western scientific ideas and knowledge. There was widespread interpolations. British scholars such as William Jones, Colebrook and Wilson added many modern ideas to Hinduism at the time of translation from manipulated Sanskrit manuscripts to English to make Hinduism modern. .hat's how Hinduism was constructed by British scholars. Romila Thapar, the noted Indian historian, uses the phrase 'construction of Hinduism.' So it was Prinsep who discovered Buddha and also the world famous king Asoka by deciphering inscriptions.
02:20 AM on 09/17/2013
What are these Nepalese Gurkas up to?
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cuoi
I wish everyone happiness.
02:30 PM on 09/17/2013
6' 3"
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Ramkshrestha
Welcome to Nepal - the birthplace of Buddha
11:06 PM on 09/16/2013
Embassy of India KTM twit on Budha's birth place issue @eoiktmnp: The question of where Lord Buddha was born was settled 2000 yrs ago when Ashoka installed the pillar with his inscription in Lumbini, Nepal.
UNESCO listed Lumbini, Nepal in World Heritage site list because of Buddha's birth place http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/666 Prof K tange and Prof. Kwak developed Master Plans for Lumbini development under UN. Creating unnecessary rumor on Buddha birth place, therefore, spoils India's image in the world and Nepalese are worried about its neighbour's image in the world due to this kind of activities. And this kind of rumor against human rights as well, because every year thousands of world tourists are taken to fake Lumbini, however; those tourists actually want to go to the real Lumbini
02:23 AM on 09/17/2013
Where is this fake Lumbini? Provide complete information. Don't make statements without supporting evidence. Give verifiable facts about this fake Lumbini.
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Ramkshrestha
Welcome to Nepal - the birthplace of Buddha
11:57 PM on 09/17/2013
Google, there are lots of information on Fake Lumbini
02:28 AM on 09/17/2013
Looks like you Gurkas have nothing better to do.
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1waitasec
theology = opinion based on conjecture, so what?
09:14 PM on 09/16/2013
i thought he was from utah...
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mikelovell
08:20 PM on 09/16/2013
I found some golden plates in my backyard which state that Buddha was actually born IN my yard. I handed them to an angel so you can't see them anymore.

Give me money!!!
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1waitasec
theology = opinion based on conjecture, so what?
09:15 PM on 09/16/2013
shoot...you beat me to it....

;p
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02:08 PM on 09/16/2013
To many Indians the Buddha is one of the Hindu Avatars. Thus it is not too surprising that in his "The Post American World" Zakaria stated that Buddha was born in India. Fareed Zakaria supported the Bush-Cheney Iraq invasion. Further indication of Zakaria's knowledge of the world, and a confirmation of the Buddha's point that smarts is not the same as True Wisdom, which always go hand-in-hand with Compassion.

As for the Buddha Birthers' squabbles: Lumbini was the Buddha's birthplace. It is very well documented in extant Buddhist texts that survived over 2,500 years in several languages such as Pali, Chinese and Tibetan. Other evidence includes ancient monument erected by Emperor Asoka at his birthplace.

The Buddha rejected the existence of Creator Gods. It is hilarious that Hindus or any other God-believers get into a hissy fit over the Buddha's birthplace. Nothing but another tourism dollar dispute. May the Buddhist Tourists donate some of their money to doctors without border, etc instead of buying cheap tourist trinkets.
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GraphicMatt
Some people take the microbio way too seriously.
12:28 PM on 09/16/2013
The Buddha himself would be disappointed to see anyone protest over something as silly as where he was born. It's as if they throw his teaching to the wind over pettiness.
12:54 PM on 09/16/2013
A tad presumptuous to speak for the Buddha, no?

People do what people do. (That's me talking.)
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GraphicMatt
Some people take the microbio way too seriously.
12:56 PM on 09/16/2013
Not at all.  Tell me I am wrong?
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Warrior in Training
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11:36 AM on 09/16/2013
better than Bush who noone wants to claim was born there
11:28 AM on 09/16/2013
@Zeroo Cool

No one denies Buddha was born in Lumbini until some new evidence proves otherwise. Likewise no one denies Guru Nanak was born near Lahore in Pakistan.

But it is preposterous to associate Sikhism with Pakistan. Guru Nanak was born there almost 500 years before the creation of Pakistan. He is not a Pakistani. He's an Indian and a Punjabi.

Similarly Buddha was born in ancient India in a town called Lumbini in the HIndu Kingdom of Kapilavastu in the northeast of the subcontinent. He lived and preached 2400 years before Nepal came into existence,

It is preposterous to associate Buddhism with Nepal. Buddha was born in ancient India. He is an Indian.
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Warrior in Training
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11:34 AM on 09/16/2013
yep
11:43 AM on 09/16/2013
You say that when Lord Buddha was born Nepal did not existed but the fact that you and I both know is that in that period neither India was a whole country.. So you don't have any right to talk about the existence of my country.... And for your information even your country was united the British Empire.. So please do research and study about your own history before blabbing about Buddha was born in India ...
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GraphicMatt
Some people take the microbio way too seriously.
12:29 PM on 09/16/2013
Do you think the Buddha would be proud of you quibbling over where he was born? How do you honor his teachings in this manner?
01:25 PM on 09/16/2013
You kill a quarter million animals every year as a sacrifice to your god in Nepal. Why is Buddhism so important to you?
11:01 AM on 09/16/2013
Its probably more important where he was unborn.
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cuoi
I wish everyone happiness.
02:42 PM on 09/17/2013
Or, rather, he was born every day...pick a day, any day...
10:55 AM on 09/16/2013
http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/666 this is the inlist of the UNESCO which list lumbini as the birthplace of Nepal. Lumbini was inlisted in UNESCO in 1997 which is 16 yrs before now in 2013 india has made a replica of lumbini and trying to prove buddha was born there. There were many source we nepalese can prove to our fello mates sp. to indian brother/sister or you plp are mostly welcome to visit and see the birth place with there eye.
Jai Nepal.
10:49 AM on 09/16/2013
A question frequently asked by many is why a large populous subcontinent was unable to stop and obliterate Arab, Turkish and Central Asian raiders, invaders and despots whose forces numbered no more than, let us say, a hundred thousand or so soldiers at their greatest strength.

The fact is, geographically speaking, India during that time was a subcontinent. Politically, it was not a sovereign nation in any modern sense with a national military and a national government or an emperor ruling all of it. It was ruled by hundreds of princely states.This state of affairs became India's undoing with the arrival of Islamic hordes. Ancient India began to crumble. Indians became strangers to each other in their own country and strangers to their own past. Although things are improving most educated Indians even today have little knowledge of their ancient past.

Attacks by Arabs and others were not on India that you see today. They were local fights. When Sindh, now in Pakistan, was attacked by Arabs in 712, Sindhis fought alone. Then it was on to the lands between Karachi and Multan and so on. That's how it went. Many of the conquered territories were later retaken by Rajputs and other Hindu rulers and Sikhs. For centuries, kingdoms kept changing hands between Hindu, Sikh and Muslim rulers. For example, the only Muslim majority state in the country, Kashmir, was ruled by Maharaja Hari Singh, a Sikh, as recently as 1950.
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ZenGardner
I only disbelieve the unbelievable.
10:04 AM on 09/16/2013
And Jesus is from Alabama...
12:56 PM on 09/16/2013
But he's coming back to Missouri.
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ZenGardner
I only disbelieve the unbelievable.
11:57 AM on 09/17/2013
You can have him.