Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Buddhism in Pakistan

Dhr. Seven, Amber Larson (eds.), Wisdom Quarterly Wiki edit
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Buddhism in Pakistan took root some 2,300 years ago under the Mauryan Emperor Ashoka, who Nehru called “greater than any king or emperor.”

Buddhism has a long history in the present history of Pakistan -- over time being part of areas within Bactria, the Indo-Greek Kingdom, the Kushan Empire, Ancient India with the Maurya Empire of Ashoka, the Pala Empire, the Punjab region, and the Indus River Valley cultures -- areas now within the present day nation of Pakistan.

Buddhist scholar Kumāralabdha of Taxila was comparable to Aryadeva, Aśvaghoṣa, and Nagarjuna. More

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