The Ancient Greeks Who Converted to Buddhism

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Quote:Greece is very far away from the heartland of early Buddhism in India and parts of Afghanistan and Pakistan. But thanks to Alexander the Great, Hellenistic and Buddhist cultures came into contact in the 4th century BCE, creating a cultural synthesis known as Greco-Buddhism.

00:00 A Greco-Bactrian Buddhist Inscription
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The Hellenistic "Far East"
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Ashoka and his Dharma Conquest
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King Menander: The Most Famous Greek Buddhist
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'Historically, we may regard materialism as a system of dogma set up to combat orthodox dogma...Accordingly we find that, as ancient orthodoxies disintegrate, materialism more and more gives way to scepticism.'

- Bertrand Russell



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