Which came first the Orphism, or Buddhism?

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Which came first the Orphism, or Buddhism?

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Both were thought up at the same time independent from one another
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Which came first the Orphism, or Buddhism?

Postby Gaius Iulius Tabernarius on Thu Jun 05, 2008 10:01 pm


So which came first the Orphism, or Buddhism? From what I can gather it seams older by at least 50 years, if not 100 or more. If that is the case, the idea could have its origins in the west.

Both are very similar, so much so that it seams more than coincidence. Especially since they both started at around the same time, and during a period where trade was becoming much easier. Thus allowing ideas to travel from Greece to India, or visa versa.
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