Lecture 1 The Buddha.docx - The Buddha Life Geography an Symbolism The Aryan migration to India c Varna system(4 casts(3 Arya is all except Shudra

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The Buddha - Life, Geography an Symbolism The Aryan migration to India c. Varna system (4 casts): (3 Arya is all except Shudra) + Shudra + Untouchables (nowadays 20% of world population, it is a marginal group of people or bottom of society) Land – The north of current India is the place of Buddha (born, lived and died) – The major palce of Indian civilization due to Gang river (Koshala and Mag?? Is the strongest principalities) Indian Principalities Buddharacita – King Suddhodana ruled the small city Kapilavastu – the found architecture looks too young (maybe 90% of archeology foundings is fake) – He lived in there Lumbini – Buddha was born here (Sakya) Bodh Gaya – Buddha reached enlightenment (like Mekka for Buddhists) . Speciality – fig tree, where Buddha covered enlightenment. Oldest tree with tracable history. Was killed twice in its history. Was destroyed by storm in 1871. But every time, tree grown from its sprouts may be
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