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150 BCE – Nagasena was a Buddhist sage who lived about the 1st century before Christ.   He was the founder of Mahayana Buddhism.    Learned the Tripitaka under the Greek Buddhist monk Dhammarakkhita near Pataliputta.   43 BCE – According to legends this was the time when Nagasena created the "Emerald Buddah".    His ..

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1483 – Born on November 10th in Eisleben, Saxony. German priest and scholar whose questioning of certain church practices led to the Protestant Reformation. 1491 – Moved to Mansfeld, where Hans Luther worked in the copper mines, prospering enough to be able to rent several furnaces and to obtain a position among the councillors of ..

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551 – 479 – The first Lao Tzu was a man named Li Erh or Li Tan, who came from the village of Ch’üjen in the southern Chinese state of Ch’u. Li Erh served as historian in charge of the official records in the Chinese imperial capital of Loyang. He was a peer of the ..

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1200 – He was born on the 19th day of January this year into a noble family.   1213 – He was affected by this early glimpse of impermanence and faced with the possibility of a career as part of the aristocratic Fujiwara family, he decided to become a monk.   1221 – His teacher ..

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1030 – Bruno was born in Cologne, West Germany of the prominent Hartenfaust family. German clergyman and the founder of the Carthusian order. 1055 – He was ordained and became a Canon at St. Cunibert’s. 1056-1057 – He returned to Rheims as professor of theology and became head of the school the following year. 1074 ..

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Italian monk and saint 480 – St.Benedict of Nursia was born at Nursia (Norcia) Italy. During the Gothic occupation he studied in Groaning Rome. 547 – He died on 21st March. Benedict founded twelve monasteries, the best known of which was his first monastery at Monte Cassino in the mountains of southern Italy. The Benediction ..

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