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In 563 BC, a prince named Siddhārtha Gautama was born into a Hindu family in what is now modern day Nepal. Gautama is the key figure in the Buddhist religion. He was commonly known as Buddha – a Sanskrit word that means ‘awakened one’.
Various collections of teachings that were attributed to the Buddha were passed down by oral tradition, but were not committed to writing until about 400 years after his death. At that time, the doctrine of the Buddha was written on parchment in the language of Pali.
There are some striking similarities between the lives that both Jesus and Buddha have led and the teachings they taught. Most of these similarities went unnoticed until Professor Richard Garbe, a German Indologist and Professor of Sanskrit at the…
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