Buddhism as Iranian heresy?

John Huntington huntington.2 at OSU.EDU
Tue Nov 5 21:09:36 UTC 2002

>Mallory and Mair say in page 171 of _The Tarim Mummies_ that:
>"It might be recalled that the Buddha was Zakyamuni ('Sage of the Zakyas',
>i.e. the Sakas) and, within an Indic context, Buddhism was a kind of
>'Iranian heresy'."
>I have never heard of Buddha's teaching linked with Iranians -- at least
>during his lifetime. Is this true?
>Dean Anderson, PhD

I am afraid that this belongs in the same pile as the "Orissa as the
Birthplace of the Buddha' theory

John C. Huntington

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