Many follow Buddha in Japan: Don

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Many follow Buddha in Japan: Don

Thursday, 06 December 2018 | Staff Reporter | Bhopal

The Buddha preachings are followed by many people in Japan. But it is to be reach to youngsters,” said Professor Riyojun Sato. Professor of Taisho University, Tokyo, Japan Riyojun Sato visited Sanchi Buddhist University here on Wednesday.

Riyojun a resident of Tokyo Japan in 1959 studied with the second batch of the Buddhist Studies Department of Delhi University. Sato is on a visit to Madhya Pradesh.

He is visiting various Buddhist temples, monasteries, sites and stupas in Madhya Pradesh. On his visit at the university he met students as well as the faculty members.

In the same series of his visits, he also reached Sanchi Stupa. After stupa, he reached the University of Sanchi and visited the university's Buddhist Studies Department and met students and teachers and shared his experiences. He told the students how Buddhist philosophy reached Japan via Tibet, China.

He told that he would try to share about Sanchi University with the University of Buddhist Studies in Japan.

It is to be noted that Professor Sato has undertaken intense archaeological study of almost all the sites of India associated with Lord Buddha. During this visit, he also visited places of Badami, Vijayanagar, Anjata-Ellora, Gujarat and Kashmir where Buddhist sites are established.

He has written two books on Gautam Buddha - "The Mahabodhi Temple at Bodh Gaya" and "Life of Buddha". These days they are doing extensive research on many stories related to Lord Buddha.

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