Buddhism as Iranian heresy?

jkirk jkirk at SPRO.NET
Tue Nov 5 23:51:13 UTC 2002

See for a start
Boyce, Mary. A history of Zoroastrianism. 3rd impression, with corrections.
Leiden ; New York : E.J. Brill, 1996,
and other works by Boyce--as I recall, she somewhere mentions possible
influences or at least parallels to Buddhism and includes references. I
don't know if anything more recent has appeared.
Joanna Kirkpatrick

----- Original Message -----
From: <dean_anderson at SACARI.ORG>
To: <INDOLOGY at liverpool.ac.uk>
Sent: Tuesday, November 05, 2002 12:45 PM
Subject: Buddhism as Iranian heresy?

> 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

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