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Horacio Francisco Arganis Juarez
arganis at TODITO.COM
Tue Nov 28 17:19:16 UTC 2006
Dear Professors: Pranams. I am looking for more answers to this querys:
According to Jiva Gosvami Lord Buddha appears when two thousand years of the Kali age have passed: tatah iti ayam kaler abda-sahasra-dvitiye gate vyaktah. (Krsna-sandarbha Vol. I anuccheda 24) That tradiotionality means around 1102 BC. And in the first reconstruction of Hindu chronology by Sir William Jones, Lord Buddha is appointed to 1027 BC. (Vid. in Rational "Mythology", by Richard L. Thompson 1993 in BTG Jan/Feb 1994, p. 26) But one researcher, Prasada Gokhale of Fredericton New Brunswick University, shows very interesting evidences that after the identification of Sandracottus (325 BC) mentioned by Megasthenes, the Greek historian, with the Candragupta Maurya by Sir William Jones, was considered as the "sheet anchor" and base on this assumption a chronology of India history reconstructed by dating the Buddha in 500 BC under the presupposition that the Asokavarna was the Buddhist convert. But there are difficulties in this datation because the Greek records mention Xandramas and Sandracyptus as kings immediately before and after Sandracottus. These names are not in any way phonologically similar to Mahapadma Nanda and Bindusara or Asoka who were the predecessor and successor of Candragupta Maurya respectively. However, if Sandracottus refers to Candragupta Gupta, the Xandramas reckons to be his predecessor Candrasi alias Candramas and Sandrocyptus to be Samudragupta. The phonetic similarity becomes quite apparent and also with the assistance of other evidence from Bhagavata Purana 12.1.12-13 confirm the identify of Sandracottus to Candragupta Gupta. (Vid. Antiquity and Continuity of Indian History:click (Prasad Gokhale on Indian History apud schools of Buddhism refuted by Vedanta-sutra)
Horacio Francisco Arganis-J.
M.A. Researcher from U A de C; IEFAC, IBCH
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