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Statues in Cave 259

Shakyamuni Buddha seated beside Many Treasures Buddha

Northern Wei period (386-534 CE)
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Tuesday, December 7th 2021 at 1:05PM
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This Buddhist Statue is the largest indoor statue of Buddha in the world. This statue is located in the ancient Capital of Japan in the City of Nara. All ancient images of the Buddha is in the Image of an African. The Buddhist were Naga or Black people of Ancient India and Egypt. In my experience the Japanese will not discuss this issue. In Buddhist teachings in America most people have no idea about the Naga people in Ancient Buddhism. We have in America a culture of ignorance in Buddhism. In my 30 years of dealing with this issue Japanese will look you in the eye and tell a lie about the Buddha. We African/American youth in Memphis studied this subject early in Buddhism. When the Japanese Buddhist leaders came to Memphis, Tennessee they came with a culture of arrogance and ignorance. They teach a form of Buddhism that inherently makes Japanese dominate. https://proudblackbuddhist.org/Buddha_The_...


Tuesday, December 7th 2021 at 3:49PM
Deacon Ron Gray
He's talking about the Nichiren Buddhists, of which he is one.

Tuesday, December 7th 2021 at 10:20PM
Steve Williams
If that is the case then this Buddhist that you are talking about did not come to past after Mahayana Buddhism based on the teachings after the 13th-century Japanese Buddhist. I am talking about a time of Buda's some 500 years before Christianity and not some 13th century Buddhist Steve.



Tuesday, December 7th 2021 at 10:40PM
Deacon Ron Gray
500 BC - that's the time of Herodotus. Tell me again what he said about the Buddha Ron?

Wednesday, December 8th 2021 at 3:22AM
Steve Williams
Dr. Clyde Winters write: Philostratus:The Life of Apollonius of Tyana makes it clear that the Gymnosophist lived in Upper Egypt and the Meroitic Empire. The historical evidence makes it clear that there was probably two migrations of Buddhist Gymnosophists to Egypt and the Meroitic Empire. Asoka was a supporter of Buddhism. Zacharias P. Thundy, in Buddha and Christ make it clear that the edits of Asoka (c.274-236 BC) indicate that this ruler sent missionaries to Egypt to preach the Buddhist Dharma(pp.242-243).

Thundy maintains that archaeological evidence exist for a community of Indian sages living in Memphis as early as 200 BC (p.243). We know that decendents of these missionaries were still in Egypt over two hundred years later because they were visited by Apollonius of Tyana. Asoka used Kharosthi to write his edits. The Buddhist also used this writing system to record their scriptures. This means that the Gymnosophists would have had a long tradition of employing Kharosthi to communicate their ideas. The Gymnosophists were probably well respected by the Meroites and some Meroites probably had knowledge of Buddhist teachings and literacy.

Some Meroites may have played an important role in Buddhist because Blemmyae, a prominent group in the Meroitic Sudan are mentioned in Pali text Tipitaka (see:JDM Derrett, (2002) A Blemmya in India, Numen 49:460-474). Dr.Derrett wrote that in early Pali text " we have a Blemmya (an African) in front rank Buddhist texts of very respectable age (p.465). The Buddhist text where Blemmya were mentioned are very old. The Vinaya pitaka, is dated to the 4th century B.C.E.

If Blemmya (Nubians) are mentioned in Buddhists text we can be sure that Meroites were not ignorant of Kharosthi. This would explain why many of the Meroitic symbols agree with Kharosthi. They agree because some Meroites we

Steve, are you saying that there was no Black people that practice Buddhism in Africa 500 BC?



Wednesday, December 8th 2021 at 7:03AM
Deacon Ron Gray

Buddhist Artefacts of the Dunhuang Mogao Caves

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Northern Wei period (386-534 CE)
Posted By: Steve Williams
Tuesday, December 7th 2021 at 1:05PM
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steve...Thank You again for some scholarly research..

..Is this part of your learning/research of the Chinese Language and Buddhism?

..It gave me an interest in doing a little more reading of another AfricanAsian Culture that seem to have

been ardent supporters of Buddhism and its' growth in China-->Japan

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OFF SUBJECT deaCON? (Buddhism in Africa 500 BC)----

..steve, I apologize in going OFF SUBJECT with the deaCON...and deaCON racist NONSENSE...

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"....The Buddhist were Naga or Black people of Ancient India and Egypt.....

my 30 years of dealing with this issue Japanese will look you in the eye and tell a lie

We African/American youth in Memphis studied this subject early in Buddhism. When the Japanese

Buddhist leaders came to Memphis, Tennessee they came with a culture of arrogance and ignorance.."

Tuesday, December 7th 2021 at 3:49PM
Deacon Ron Gray

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Arrogance is Racist COLORING history of paganChristians euroPEONS and its' enablement by deaCON's

.."youth of tennessee..Christ "?..Zacharias P. Thundy...Clyde Winters..Apollonius..Gymnosophists

Blemmya (Nubians)...deaCON "blacks"..AGAIN "blacks" are from Racistly Ignorant latinRoman "negro"

and products of greekRoman euroPEON history and philosophy NOT AfricanAsian Scholarship....

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NO deaCON of Racist euroPEON...russianBOT Misconception of the History of Africa Asia

..The Naga people of Sri Lanka, were a totemic tribe of serpent worshipers and the word "Naga"

in Sanskrit, Pali and Tamil...means snakeGod..Like the manSnakes of paganPharoah

... The tribe is also known by the Dravidian term Cheran...had a good relation with the Greeks/Romans

who came in large numbers as traders and set up large colonies in south India.

The earliest Graeco-Roman accounts referring to the Cheras (c. 3rd - 4th century BCE)

The Cheras controlled the central and northern parts of Kerala and the Kongu region of Tamil Nadu

and was a prosperous kingdom owing to its trade with paganGreeks and Romans..latinoJesus pushers

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The Blemmyes (Ancient Greek: Βλέμμυες, Latin: Blemmyae)

...Blemmyes also worshipped Osiris and Priapus and made human sacrifices to the sun...

some Blemmye population had converted to Christianity.

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deaCON M.O. to hijack ALWAYS from euroPEON-latino...NOT any FACT in AfricanAsian History


Wednesday, December 8th 2021 at 8:39AM
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