Ancient Arabia and Common Ground
Inspired by a recent dream a seeker in the Arabian Peninsula relates to Qudra Healing, “I was at an ancient site in the Land of Arabia. There, we discovered awe inspiring Buddhist and ancient Egyptian statues, as if they had been there for centuries. A man of Arab origin with Oriental presence and attire stood as we stared at him…” May 4th, 2014
Dr. Pannananda Nayaka Thera has taken steps further by identifying the Sacred City “Mecca” in Arabia, as the place where an original Buddhist Shrine was built at the behest of Ven. Punna Thera while the Buddha was alive. According to the thesis of Ven. (Dr.) Pannananda Nayaka Thera there were four Buddhist monasteries caused to have been built by the Buddha’s pupil Ven. Punna Thera and all those four temples were sanctified by the Buddha Himself who had arrived in aerial cars from India to far West Arabia.
“If a Muslim knew what the Buddhist statue represents, he would know there is true faith in its veneration.” ~ Mahmoud Shabistari-13th Century Islamic Persian Mystic and Poet
Arabia was a paradise for early humans, and they left so much behind it’s also a paradise for us as archaeologists today. It holds incredible heritage for everyone on Earth.
—Dr. Jeffrey Rose-
Buddhism in Ancient Israel and Arabia