When Roman “Barbarians” Met the Asian Enlightenment
Ben Thomas
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There is a much simpler explanation — missionary activity by wandering mendicant Buddhist monks. Likely there are many unacknowledged influences from Buddhism on Western culture and religion —’ Confine yourself to the present’, Marcus Aurelius; ‘Consider the lilies of the field …’ etc.

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