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01-07-2016, 05:52 PM
Remains of the Buddha found?
"Archaeologists have discovered what may be a skull bone from the revered Buddha, Siddhartha Gautama. The bone was hidden inside a model of a stupa, or a Buddhist shrine used for meditation.

The research team found the 1,000-year-old model within a stone chest in a crypt beneath a Buddhist temple in Nanjing, China. Inside the stupa model archaeologists found the remains of Buddhist saints, including a parietal (skull) bone that inscriptions say belonged to the Buddha himself.”

http://www.livescience.com/55243-buddha-...0160701-ls

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01-07-2016, 07:13 PM
RE: Remains of the Buddha found?
Such luxury would seem fairly hypocritical considering the nature of the philosophy/religion.

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01-07-2016, 07:49 PM
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Well...if an inscription says they're the bones of Buddha then who am I to argue?

Why would anyone be motivated to lie about that?!

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01-07-2016, 09:18 PM
RE: Remains of the Buddha found?
(01-07-2016 07:49 PM)Momsurroundedbyboys Wrote:  Well...if an inscription says they're the bones of Buddha then who am I to argue?

Why would anyone be motivated to lie about that?!

Dodgy

In one of my favorite sci-fi books, The Killing Star, by Charles R. Pellegrino and George Zebrowski, there is a section about the clones of Jesus and Buddha, whose fanatical followers made them from the bones claimed to be of the originals. The two men became friends and boarded a small craft on a deep-space mission, just to get away from the religious nuts. Their conversation on the subject is rather amusing.

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01-07-2016, 09:22 PM
RE: Remains of the Buddha found?
I doubt sci-fi is a direct link to reality.
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01-07-2016, 09:27 PM
RE: Remains of the Buddha found?
(01-07-2016 09:22 PM)Foxen Wrote:  I doubt sci-fi is a direct link to reality.

Better than the Babble and other sacred books
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01-07-2016, 09:38 PM
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(01-07-2016 07:13 PM)GenesisNemesis Wrote:  Such luxury would seem fairly hypocritical considering the nature of the philosophy/religion.

Ya think!? Especially the Buddha. Religion seems to draw fantastic trappings, just like politics.
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01-07-2016, 09:39 PM
RE: Remains of the Buddha found?
(01-07-2016 09:27 PM)Born Again Pagan Wrote:  Better than the Babble and other sacred books

Not even. Sci-fi is still fiction. It's not real science.
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01-07-2016, 09:56 PM
RE: Remains of the Buddha found?
(01-07-2016 09:39 PM)Foxen Wrote:  
(01-07-2016 09:27 PM)Born Again Pagan Wrote:  Better than the Babble and other sacred books

Not even. Sci-fi is still fiction. It's not real science.

It's not intended to be - it is speculative fiction.

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01-07-2016, 10:00 PM
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(01-07-2016 09:56 PM)Chas Wrote:  It's not intended to be - it is speculative fiction.

So was the bible.
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