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How the Buddha became a Catholic Saint

Perhaps because stories come from people, they are also a bit like people. Stories too have origins, names, moods and shapes. And like people, stories may spread out far from their origins, shifting names, generating other stories which then begin their own migrations. This is the (true) story of how the Sakyamuni Buddha -- the "standard" Buddha -- ended up becoming an official Catholic saint. Read More »