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Taxila-Buddha goes to college
The World’s first university
The Harvard of Ancient times• Students at Taxila university learned  archery, horse riding, elephant  riding, philosophy, ...
Famous students      Jivaka      The Buddha’s doctor      Father of Thai massage
King Pasenadi          The Buddha’s          number one          sponsor.          Without him,          Buddhism would   ...
King Bimbisara        The Jain king of        Magadha        He gave his kingdom        to the Buddha
Map of ancient India            Taxila was far from            the Buddha’s            home            He may have        ...
Zarathustra/Zoroaster         He lived around the same         time as the Buddha         His ideas about good and evil   ...
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  1. 1. Taxila-Buddha goes to college
  2. 2. The World’s first university
  3. 3. The Harvard of Ancient times• Students at Taxila university learned archery, horse riding, elephant riding, philosophy, defence sciences, grammar, religion, law• No examinations!• Students finished when the teacher said they were done• Taxila became a great center of Buddhist learning after the time of Ashoka
  4. 4. Famous students Jivaka The Buddha’s doctor Father of Thai massage
  5. 5. King Pasenadi The Buddha’s number one sponsor. Without him, Buddhism would not have survived.
  6. 6. King Bimbisara The Jain king of Magadha He gave his kingdom to the Buddha
  7. 7. Map of ancient India Taxila was far from the Buddha’s home He may have learned many new ideas there
  8. 8. Zarathustra/Zoroaster He lived around the same time as the Buddha His ideas about good and evil may have influenced Buddhism
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