Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Buddhist Councils held in Burma





Buddhism in Burma
According to legends connected with Buddhism, the two merchants Tapassu and Bhallika who met the Buddha during the seventh week after enlightenment were Burmese. The lock of hair they received as a token of veneration is enshrined in the Shwedagone pagoda. This shows that the influence of Buddhism reached Myanmar even during the lifetime of the Buddha.