2500 Years of Buddhism

2500 Years of Buddhism


6th century B.C. used to be impressive for the spiritual
unrest and highbrow ferment in lots of nations. In China
we had Lao Tzu and Confucius, in Greece Parmenides and
Empedocles, in Iran Zarathustra, in India Mahavira and the
Buddha. In that interval many striking lecturers worked
upon their inheritance and constructed new issues of
view.
The Purnima or full-moon day of the month of Vaisakha
is attached with 3 very important occasions within the lifetime of the
Buddha—birth, enlightenment and parinirvana. it really is the
most sacred day within the Buddhist calendar. in keeping with the
Theravada Buddhism, the Buddha’s parinirvana happened in
544 B.C.1 notwithstanding the several colleges of Buddhism have
their self reliant structures of chronology, they've got agreed
to examine the full-moon day of might 1956 to be the 2,500th
anniversary of the mahaparinirvana of Gautama the Buddha.
This booklet provides a brief account of the tale of Buddhism in
the final 2,500 years

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