Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Buddhism comes to China

As we all know, Buddhism is pretty important. My man Buddha achieved Enlightenment, and started a religion that many people have converted to; it is a spin-off of Hinduism. 
But, how it got to China is pretty unclear. We know that the date of it was during the Han Dynasty, but there's only rumors of how it happened.
What I heard from town was that our emperor Ming Ti had a dream and sent people down to the Silk Road to try to see what it meant. When they returned, they had a picture of the Buddha and some texts.
The first Buddhist community was said to have come about around 150 AD. From then on, it spread like wildfire!

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