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How an 18th-Century Philosopher Helped Solve My Midlife Crisis
In his doctrine of “emptiness,” he suggested that we have no real evidence for the existence of the outside world. He said that our sense of self is an illusion, too. The Buddhist sage Nagasena elaborated on this idea.
Eastern Promises
A key text of ancient Indian thought, the Milinda-pañha (c.100 BCE), an early Buddhist work, even depicts a dialogue between a sage called Nagasena and the Hellenistic king of Bactria, Menander. Although we can assume that the involvement of Menander ...
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Scholars such as A.K. Narain argued, that according to Milindpanha, Menander goes to Sagala to meet the Buddhist monk Nagasena, Sagala could not have been his capital.
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Mystic Mantra: Questioning the gurus
Milinda Panha is another such Q&A text where the Greek king of Bactria, Menander, or Milinda, asks over 200 questions of a senior Buddhist monk, Nagasena. Through the back-and-forth process of question, answer and counter-question, the two sift through ...

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