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Siddhartha Gautama, the Lord Buddha, was born in 623 B.C. in the famous gardens of Lumbini, which soon became a place of pilgrimage. Among the pilgrims was the Indian emperor Ashoka, who erected one of his commemorative pillars there. The site is now being developed as a Buddhist pilgrimage centre, where the archaeological remains associated with the birth of the Lord Buddha form a central feature.

Buddha Quotes

“Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.”

“To understand everything is to forgive everything”

“You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger.”

“Those who are free of resentful thoughts surely find peace.”

“A jug fills drop by drop.”

“The way is not in the sky. The way is in the heart.”

“Work out your own salvation. Do not depend on others.”

“To conquer oneself is a greater task than conquering others”

“He who loves 50 people has 50 woes; he who loves no one has no woes.”

“Ambition is like love, impatient both of delays and rivals.”

“The foot feels the foot when it feels the ground.”

“Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.”

“An idea that is developed and put into action is more important than an idea that exists only as an idea.”
  • 563 BCE : The birth of Siddharth Gautama in a Kshatriya family in Lumbini, Nepal.
  • 534 BCE : Gautama abandons his highly luxurious life and becomes an ascetic.
  • 528 BCE : Gautama attains enlightenment under the Bodhi tree in Bodh Gaya, India. He moves to Sarnath to and delivers his first sermon on dharma.
  • 483 BCE : Gautama Buddha dies at Kushinagar in India. Three months later, the first Buddhist council gathers.

  • 400s BCE : The Kharosthi script, also known as the Gandhari script is brought in use.
  • 383 BCE : The Second Buddhist Council is convened in Vaishali in India.
  • 367 BCE : Non Canonical Buddhist Council is convened at Pataliputra.
  • 300 BCEs : The oldest Brahmi script discovered by archaeologists date from this era.
  • 250 BCE : Third Buddhist council is convened by King Ashoka in Patliputra. The Council is presided over by Moggaliputta Tissa. Also, the first completely developed Kharosthu script dates back from this period.
  • 220 BCE : Ashoka’s missionary Mahinda visits Sri Lanka and Theravada Buddhism is officiallly introduced in the country. The king of Sri Lanka at this point of time is Devanampiya Tissa.
  • 180 BCE : Demetrius, a Greco-Bactrian king conquers India as far as Pataliputra and lays down the foundation of Indo-Greek Kingdom. Under his rule, Buddhism develops rapidly.

  • 150 BCE : Indo Greek king, Meander I adopts Buddhism under the guidance of sage Nagasena (Milinda Panha).
  • 120 BCE : The Chinese Emperor, Han Wudi accepts two golden statues of the Buddha. Reference regarding this is found in Mogao caves inscriptions in Dunhuang city.
  • 29 BCE : Pali cannon is written down in Sri Lanka during the reign of King Vaagami.
Trekking in Nepal
Trekking in Nepal

Trekking in Nepal

Trekking in Nepal
Trekking in Nepal
Trekking in Nepal
Trekking in Nepal
Trekking in Nepal