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Apr 2, 2008 - Nalanda

When I think back to graduating from University forty years ago in April 1968, I start feeling very old. However, our side trip to Nalanda helped me feel relatively young. Nalanda is the site of the world’s oldest University. It was the birthplace and site of nirvana for one of the great disciples of Buddha in the 6th century BC. There is evidence of its existence as a monastery for oriental learning as far back as the 5th century BC. Students came from far away as China and there are descriptions of the monasteries, shrines, and the life...

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