Buddhism as Iranian heresy?

Richard Salomon rsalomon at U.WASHINGTON.EDU
Wed Nov 6 16:32:27 UTC 2002

Yes, there is no reasonable doubt about this. It is also confirmed by recent
manuscript and epigraphical discoveries. Please see, for example, my
"Ancient Buddhist Scrolls from Gandhara" (Seattle/London 1999), esp. chapter
8 .

Richard Salomon

>  Just to confirm what he says: is it generally accepted that
> Buddhism left India via the NW and entered Central Asia and from there to
> the Tarim basin and that the Chinese got it from that direction?
> Dean Anderson

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