Nepal April 2005




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Buddha Sits

"Don't just do something," Buddha said, "sit there."

Published figures put 80% of Nepal as Hindu. There is some disagreement as to the accuracy of this figure. Some say the percentage may be biased, produced by a 200-year-old Hindu monarchy.

And then there is the joke about the Nepali answer to the question, "Are you Hindu or Buddhist?" (pause) "Yes!"

In any case, there are many historic Buddhist/Hindu sites in Nepal. And Buddha is believed to have been born in Lumbini, Nepal, about 140 miles from Kathmandu.