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Indrajala wrote:Some details:
http://sdhammika.blogspot.com/2011/11/b ... -bowl.html
The bowl was probably an early larger copy of the Buddha’s actual bowl placed in a monastery in Vesali for people to offer their first fruits in, a custom common in ancient India and which survived even in Sri Lanka and elsewhere up to the 19th century. The bowl’s great size may well have encouraged the acceptance of the widespread belief amongst ancient Buddhists that the Buddha was 18 feet tall. Only someone that big could have used or even lifted a bowl this size.
Alfredo wrote:some scientists just make things up in order to get famous. (Fortunately this never happens in religion.)