Talk:Gautama Buddha

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Wikipedia has another long section on the Buddha, with info. that could be included here.[edit]

Alternative spelling of Buddha[edit]

His name is also spelled Gautam Buddha in Nepal.Could add Gautama Buddha is also known as Gautam Buddha.


Birthplace of Budhha[edit]

Gautam Budhha, known as Budhha was born in Lumbini, western part of Nepal. Lumbini is one of the zones of Nepal. Budhha was the prince known as Sidhhartha Gautam son of king Suddhodan Gautam and Mayadevi Gautam. His early life passed in Nepal and he was wondering about why people take birth, become sick and why they die? His curiosity finally took him to Gaya India for meditation. His citizen was Nepali.. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Maheshthapamagar (talkcontribs) 23:12, 29 March 2018 (UTC)

7 Weeks (49 days) Buddha sat under the Bodhi Tree[edit]

The #7 is significant in the story of Buddha sitting under the Bodhi Tree for 7 weeks (49 days) and this should be included in the article. (talk) 14:42, 20 April 2018 (UTC)

It is mentioned in this sentence:

After a reputed 49 days of meditation, at the age of 35, he is said to have attained Enlightenment ...

The article is lacking in many other ways, but the fact you mentioned is in it.--Farang Rak Tham (Talk) 18:05, 20 April 2018 (UTC)

Pictures related to Nepal[edit]

Though UNESCO has recognized Lumbini of Nepal as birthplace of Gautam Buddha it is sad no to see any of pictures of Gautam Buddha from Lumbini of Nepal. Please check it once. Justice giving Editor (talk) 03:18, 21 April 2018 (UTC)

Is Vesak a new year celebration?[edit]

Your opinion in this discussion is appreciated.--Farang Rak Tham (Talk) 11:15, 13 May 2018 (UTC)


Moved from User talk:Joshua Jonathan.

I noticed that you removed recent addition of Gautama Buddha Statue of Ravangla.

Probably you should go through the article to which the image referred to i.e; Buddha Park of Ravangla

And I quote from the article which by the way not written by me -

It was constructed between 2006 and 2013 and features a 130-foot high statue of the Buddha as its centerpiece. The site was chosen within the larger religious complex of the Rabong Gompa (Monastery), itself a centuries-old place of pilgrimage. Also nearby is Ralang Monastery, a key monastery in Tibetan Buddhism.

The statue was consecrated on 25 March 2013 by the 14th Dalai Lama, and became a stop on the 'Himalayan Buddhist Circuit'. The statue of the Buddha marks the occasion of the 2550th birth anniversary of Gautama Buddha.

Does this image need any more qualifier to be in the page about Gautama Buddha ?

In case there is a disconnect I would like to have opinions of other administrators of wikipedia as well. Subhrajyoti07 (talk) 07:29, 30 May 2018 (UTC)

@Subhrajyoti07: what are the qualifiers? It's size? The location? The Dalai Lama? The occasion? If only for the occasion: older chronologies date his birth at ca. 563 BCE, while more recent chronologies date him it at ca. 483 BCE. 2550th birthday, counting from 2013 CE, gives us 537 BCE. So, more explanation would be welcome. Joshua Jonathan -Let's talk! 07:38, 30 May 2018 (UTC)
@Joshua Jonathan: The qualifier is that Ravangla is a very important place of Buddhist Pilgrimage for centuries and the statue has been consecrated by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, which shows the importance of this structure.
I am sharing a link of the event from - - Subhrajyoti07 (talk) 07:55, 30 May 2018 (UTC)
@Subhrajyoti07:, I agree with @Joshua Jonathan:s removal of the picture. Your photo (your own work) is a good choice for the Buddha Park of Ravangla article. We already have several images of the Buddha in the article, your photo does not add to the reader's understanding of the subject. Sorry, but I think it is not a good idea to shoehorn your own work/photo into an article. Please see Wikipedia:Image use policy and WP:BRD for more info. JimRenge (talk) 08:48, 30 May 2018 (UTC)
@JimRenge: Ok I agree to your point and remove my objections on the article edit. Subhrajyoti07 (talk) 09:15, 30 May 2018 (UTC)
Thanks. Best regards, Joshua Jonathan -Let's talk! 10:37, 30 May 2018 (UTC)

Articles for deletion/Treeleaf Zendo[edit]

Comments are welcome.--Farang Rak Tham (Talk) 12:51, 9 June 2018 (UTC)

Tracing the oldest teachings[edit]

  • I've moved back into notes several quotes per WP:QUOTEFARM; those quotes illustrate the various positions, but make the main overview of positions less accessible.
  • I have also changed

The reliability of these sources is disputed and could prevent the oldest teachings from being traced.

back into

The reliability of these sources, and the possibility of drawing out a core of oldest teachings, is a matter of dispute.

These are two separate factor, which were changed into a causal relation.
  • I've also restored the exact quotes from Schmithausen/Gombrich, because that's what they are: direct quotes.
  • I have not restored the tag above this section; I think it's fine so.

Joshua Jonathan -Let's talk! 18:12, 15 June 2018 (UTC)

Thanks for that Josh. It was kinda hard to see what was what in the original, so I apologise for messing it up a bit and thank you for sorting it out. Hopefully it didn't take too long :) LampGenie01 (talk) 18:55, 15 June 2018 (UTC)
@LampGenie01: no, my apologies for undoing your efforts. You put time and effort into it, and I felt unconfortable about undoing it. But point two and three were, indeed, incorrect; while, after having seen the effect of moving the info from the notes into the main text, so we could what the effect is, I concluded it was better off in notes. But again, my apologies for the time and effort you put into it, which are appreciated. Best regards, Joshua Jonathan -Let's talk! 04:46, 16 June 2018 (UTC)
If its improving the article (which your version definitely does in my opinion), then there is nothing to apologise for. I like your version (its concise and to the point) and I've learnt a new policy that I wasn't aware of. Win-win! LampGenie01 (talk) 08:29, 16 June 2018 (UTC)
You're very kind! Joshua Jonathan -Let's talk! 08:46, 16 June 2018 (UTC)