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Buddhism history questions

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Does anyone know:

Was the Buddha (Gautama) literate? Did he write anything?

When were sutras first committed to written form, by whom and when?

if you have sources for you wisdom that'd be helpful (e.g. i seem to remember this from college, or i read it is suzuki's tome . . . )

just curious. i am mulling over a profound (hypo)thesis on writing, reading and religion but it has not all yet been revealed to me. . . .



Buddhism history questions

Posted to Utterances




Does anyone know:

Was the Buddha (Gautama) literate? Did he write anything?

When were sutras first committed to written form, by whom and when?

if you have sources for you wisdom that'd be helpful (e.g. i seem to remember this from college, or i read it is suzuki's tome . . . )

just curious. i am mulling over a profound (hypo)thesis on writing, reading and religion but it has not all yet been revealed to me. . . .