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of Sanskrit and Indian Bareay from the original French text and that by Cornelia Mallebrien M. The publication of the present volume would not have been possible without the support granted by the Academy of sciences in Gottingen within the framework of its program of Buddhist studies. Petra Kieffer Pulz who was responsible for the redactional work her work was assisted by other co workers of the academy of sciences and the institute for Indian and Buddhist studies at eh university of Gottingen Particularly by Oliver Freberger and Andrea Gross M. There is no information on the dates of the historical Buddha the founder of the Buddhist religion which has been unanimously handed down by all major Buddhist traditions and universally accepted by scholars nor have scholars been in a position to arrive at a general agreement concerning this question. The question of the dates of the Buddha and his contemporaries is no less important for historians. Siddhartha afterwards Gautama the Buddha born at Kapilavastu is listed as the first historical date immediately after 3102 B. However already in the introduction to his epoch making edition and translation of the great Chronicle of Ceylon or the Mahavamsa which was published in 1837 George Turnour noticed a discrepancy of about 60 years between the dates of Maurya King Candragupta as provided by this tradition and the date which had been established by the identification of Candragupta with Sandrakottos of the Greek writers the synchronism discovered by Sir William Jones in 1793 Turnour concluded that the dates of the kings Candragupta and Asoka were calculated too early in the chronicle but he accepted the information of the Mahavamsa that 168 years has elapsed between the death of the Buddha and the accession of Candragupta to the throne and 218 years between the same was later on termed the corrected ling chronology it was further confirmed by the decipherment of the Asokan Inscriptions and the identification of contemporary Greek rulers mentions on them. C as the given for the demise of the Buddha has served as something of a bedrock for Indian chronology and most of the approximately dates which were assigned to early Indian literary works depend on this very date which was widely believed to represent the first historical date in Indian history. C etc, which have been repeated over and over again since the time if Max Muller were based on this chronological information.

Suzanne Bareau for kindly giving permission to include the paper of her late husband in the present volume. Therefore the issue of chronology has been widely discussed in the circles of the international Buddhist movement and as we shall see below attempts have been made to rich a general agreement concerning the Buddhist Era though with limited success so far. It was the latest of the then known traditional dates of the Buddha and thus it seemed the most probable view.

Indeed it has been generally recognized that a succession of five is too short for the long chronology.

When the dawn arrived, he decided to lie down and before his head hit the pillow he became an arahant.

The meeting was led by Mahakasyapa under the patronage of the king Ajatashatru.

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Heinz Braun’s contributions and Mr Jin-Il Chung Supported the evaluation of Japanese material my thanks are also due to Mrs. This situation has not only created considerable confusion for scholars but was felt as a stumbling block by modern Buddhists when they launched drives toward ecumenical cooperation. In the first period of European research into Buddhism in the early 19th century scholars tended to follow this uncorrected southern Buddhist or Theravada chronology.

Richards Wilson kindly read through the English text of my and Dr. The birth date of the Buddha was reckoned back from 477 B. the year proposed as the date of the Buddha’s Parinirvana by Max Muller.

Gunter Gronbold Claus Vogel Herbert Franke and Klaus Rohrborn. From the Beginning of modern indological research the dares of the Buddha have been recognized as having crucial importance for early Indian history. However leading Japanese scholars proposed rather different calculations viz 400 B. The early period 39 (2) The Middle Period 54 (3) More recent studies on the dares of the Buddha 93 Archeological research on ancient Buddhist sites by Herbert hartel Kusinagara 143 Bodh Gaya 144 Rajagrha 145 Sarnath 145 Kausambi 146 Sravasti 147 vaisati 148 Lumbini 149 Kapilvastu 150 (1).

After the second half of the 19th century it was widely supposed that the date of the Buddha’s Parinirvana has been definitely established by the calculation of the so-called corrected long chronology i.e. Tilaurakot 151 (2) Piprahwa ganwaria 154The Puranic Genealogies and the date of the Buddha by Heinrich von Srietencron Introductory summary 221 (I) The Text 222 (II) Structure Purpose and Origin of the Text 224 (III) The date of the Buddha 235 (IV) Buddha’s contemporaries 239 (1) Pradyota 239 (2) Prasenajit 242 (3) Udayana 242 (V) The Reconstruction by R.

The present volume concentrates mainly on those aspects which are directly relevant for the reconstruction of the early history for the reconstruction of the early history of Buddhist chronology as well as for the understanding of related developments in India in Sri Lanka and in the countries of Southeast Asian Theravada tradition. However all the contributors found in the symposium publication are listed in the bibliography of relevant literature which has been added in the present volume. Introductory Essay the Dates of the historical Buddha a controversial Issue by Heinz Bechert (1). The Dates of the Buddha in historical speculation 33 (8).

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