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theravada_guy
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Buddhist Calendar

Postby theravada_guy » Sat Jan 23, 2010 8:42 pm

Greetings all,

I hope I've posted this in the right, or at least an appropriate forum. But, anyway, in the Theravadin Buddhist calendar we are in the year 2253. My question is, what point in the Buddha's life do we take as the beginning of this count? Has it been 2,253 years from His birth, first sermon, parinibbana...What? I'm assuming it's His first sermon, but, I could be wrong.
With metta,

Justin

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Re: Buddhist Calendar

Postby cooran » Sat Jan 23, 2010 8:51 pm

Hello theravada_guy,

From his death.

http://everything2.com/title/Buddhist+Calendar

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Chris
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Re: Buddhist Calendar

Postby theravada_guy » Sat Jan 23, 2010 9:07 pm

Greetings cooran,

Thank you for your answer and the link. That's why I ask on here, is because other people have resources, like that link, that I don't know about or never thought of. It never occurred to me to just do a search on Yahoo. Thanks again, cooran.
With metta,

Justin


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