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Bilawhar wa Būdāsaf
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Bilawhar wa Būdāsaf, also known as Balauhar and Būdhāsaf, a religious and moral story about the life of Gautama Buddha, the founder of the Buddhist religion and tradition, and how he attained to the truth of religion by following the teachings of Bilawhar, an ascetic sage, who had travelled from Sarāndīb (Ceylon/Sri Lanka) to the city of Shūlābaṭ (Kapilavastu in India) in order to guide him in this path. This story is chiefly based upon various Buddhist narratives and works such as the Buddha-…

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Mojtaba'i, Fathollah and Translated by Keven Brown, “Bilawhar wa Būdāsaf”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 30 May 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_COM_000000132>
First published online: 2015

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