Thursday, October 28, 2004

Greco-Buddhism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: OK, so I'm placing too much reliance on simply blogging links to wikipedia or wired but this is an interesting article to me. The links between ancient greek philosophy and Buddhism are genuine and represent an alliance of like thought crossing and mingling - "Greco-Buddhism, sometimes spelled Gr�co-Buddhism, is the cultural syncretism between the culture of Classical Greece and Buddhism, which developed over a period of close to 800 years in Central Asia in the area corresponding to modern-day Afghanistan and Pakistan, between the 4th century BCE and the 5th century CE. Greco-Buddhism influenced the artistic (and, possibly, conceptual) development of Buddhism, and in particular Mahayana Buddhism, before it was adopted by Central and Northeastern Asia from the 1st century CE, ultimately spreading to China, Korea and Japan."

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