Buddhism as Iranian heresy?

John Huntington huntington.2 at OSU.EDU
Wed Nov 6 18:42:20 UTC 2002

There is also abundant  confirmation of this the translator's
colophons in the Chinese translations of the sutras. See Zurcher's
Buddhist Conquest of China and his extensive bibliography therin


>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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