|The Buddha came from the Central Asia, which later became Bactria. See RanajitPal.com|
|The Buddha, wandering ascetic (WQ)|
But Sanskrit was preserved and used not by ordinary people, but the Brahmin priest elites who promoted it, their interpretation of the Vedas, and the caste system which they placed themselves at the top of. Prince Siddhartha and his family clan, the Shakyans, were not Brahmins, were not priests, and were not much interested in spirituality. That as well as many administrative functions could be left to Brahmin intellectuals in their service. Kings ruled, and Brahmins were counselors, accountants, and chaplains in the royal (kshatriya) service.
|Walking pose, Thailand (Nippon_newfie)|
|Indian Buddhaghosa writing in Sri Lanka|
|Ancient Pali dictionary|