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    Bones of the Buddha?

    Bones of the Buddha - About This Episode | Secrets of the Dead | PBS

    An interesting episode of The Secrets of the Dead. I have 2 questions. The ash and bone fragments were given to the King of Siam in 1898. Does Thailand still possess them? And why haven't they been carbon dated?

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    As far as question 2 goes, I'd vote "everything to lose with nothing to gain"...

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    There are pieces of Buddha all over the world!!

    There was some part of Buddha [tooth or bone] when I visited Po Lin Monastery in Hong Kong the other year.
    Its a pint of bitter a gin and tonic and a baileys, I call them uhhh....ladyboys!! สจวร์ต

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    I knew a guy who knew a guy who's great great great grandfather snorted some Buddha ash back in the day. Said it was a great buzz..

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    At least 2 temples on Phuket , Wat Chalong and Wat Nakaram claim to have bone fragments of Buddha.

    Phuket NEWS: Bone fragment of Lord Buddha installed at Phuket temp

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    I think tho this sounds like a very different level of history and backstory to this 'dug up from a burial site' version to the various Buddha relics dotted around the globe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YoungGun View Post
    There are pieces of Buddha all over the world!!

    There was some part of Buddha [tooth or bone] when I visited Po Lin Monastery in Hong Kong the other year.
    There is also a Buddha Tooth Temple in Singapore, the tooth itself is protected behind a sheet of plate glass and has a camera trained on it so you can get a close up view.

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